“There is nothing quite as exciting as snapping what feels good and discovering what’s caught in the lens”
I got my first taste of underwater photography during a refresher dive in 2015. It was thrilling experience despite being in a confined water environment and added a fulfilling fifth element to scuba diving I had never imagined; I could capture what I was seeing, re-live the experiences on land and share the beauty of the ocean with others. It dawned on me I might be able to inspire others with my pictures and raise awareness about oceanic issues such as over-fishing, the damage to marine life due to plastic in the sea and global warming.
Joining the Parkstone Camera Club in 2016, I was well on the way to becoming an underwater shutter-bug. The good folk at the club were kind enough to share their collective experience and critical eye and helped me learn how to perfect my skills with the camera, both underwater and topside. Now it’s a case of practice, practice, practice. My dream is to become an underwater photography guide and a PADI instructor so I can help others develop the skills to capture amazing shots.
All of nature is a gift but some of the those gifts are more special to me than others!