Saturday, August 11, 2012

Corals Against All Odds in Paradise

Earlier this year, I spent 10 days in Papua New Guinea (PNG) diving on board the MV Febrina and met Ed and Gabrielle Snijders from Amsterdam.  Meeting new people is one of the highlights of traveling for me and we all hit if off great.  Ed is an award winning underwater 3D videographer and Gabrielle a fantastic dive model and PNG was the perfect backdrop.  Shortly after returning home, Ed asked if I would like to work with him and provide images from our trip for an article he was writing and I jumped at the opportunity.  The result is "Corals Against All Odds" that is in the latest Paradise magazine which is the in-flight magazine for Air Niugini (PNG National airline). I think you will like Ed's article focusing on the conservation and rich biodiversity of the PNG waters and my attempt to capture the beauty.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Yellow was the theme for the April Bluewater Photography contest and my yellow ribbon eel image taken in Alor Indonesia at Maumere Pier placed second.  For more images from that trip, visit the Scubarews website gallery for Alor, Indonesia.

"A Boy and his Dolphins"

I woke up this past Thursday to a nice surprise from Dive Photo Guide. They selected my image "A boy and his dolphins" for third place in their Marine Mammals Monthly contest. This photograph was taken on a trip in the Bahamas aboarJames Abernethy's Shear Water. We had many opportunities to free dive with the wild dolphins. The dolphins were were very curious and loved to play with us. The only limiting factor was how long you could hold your breath and how fast you could swim. This was by far my best dolphin experience and would love to return soon.

Check out the first and second images at What a great moment captured on Film by Phil Davison and those whales photographed by Brandi Mueller make me even more excited about my Sea of Cortez trip in August to dive with the local whales.

Celebrate Memorial Day in the Pool with All Wet Portraits

The All Wet Portraits underwater photography photo session at SWIMkids USA has sold out, but they decided to add more time for the day so call now (480-820-9109) to book one of the few remaining spots. The shoot is on May 28th from 9-1, but there are only a few spots left in the afternoon. Click on their link to find out more and contact them today to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

In April, I took a wonderful trip to Papua New Guinea (PNG) and spent 10 days on the MV Febrina diving and doing underwater photography.  It was my first time to PNG and also first time shooting super macro.  Underwater Photogreaphy Guide just published my latest article "Learning Super Macro Photography in Papua New Guinea." In this story I explain how my first attempt with super macro went, lessons learned and share some of the images of subjects less than an inch long. I hope you enjoy the story and look for another to be pubished soon about the PNG trip

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ricky Lee Potts Interview with Ron Watkins

Recently, I was interviewed by Ricky Lee Potts for his popular blog.  Ricky describes himself as an opinionated realist and conducts his interviews as such.  On his blog (a voice of rhythm, reason and reality) he covers lifestyle topics ranging from golf, beer, wine, travel, photography, and other great topics of interest. He is also an avid diver and traveler so he asked a lot of great questions about how I got started, my underwater photography, travels around the water and a few tough to answer questions. This resulted in the most detailed interview I have ever given and a great way for you to learn more about the man behind the camera.  Visit his site today and have read of his blog entry titled:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Underwater Pool Photography Article

Interested in how I got started in underwater pool photographies and some of the techniques I use?  Read my latest article published on Underwater Photography Guide website and have a look.