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  • Welcome to my photography site.

    The creation of an image that I want people to see is my motivation.

    My first SLR camera was purchased in 1991. Digital Cameras were just starting to appear, but film was still #1. My first Digital Camera was a Kodak DC-120, purchased in 1997, which I mostly used for work as an engineering designer. In '97, Digital was a real step back in image quality, but the instantaneous nature of digital images was perfect for the work I was doing at the time.

    I began diving in June 2004 after experiencing a try-dive in Lighthouse Bay, Exmouth Western Australia.

    The first underwater photo I took was in 2004, shortly after doing my SCUBA diving course. I eventually acquired a Digital SLR and underwater housing in 2008, from a good friend. I had been shooting a compact digital, and a prosumer digital, underwater up to this time. Now it was time to really learn about taking photos.

    My Image of a Gurnard Perch under the Busselton Jetty was published on the cover of DiveLog Magazine #233 December 2007.

    Oztek 2009 photography competition, 'Novice Cave' Runner Up and 'Novice Wreck' Third Place.

    www-underwaterphotography-com 2009 Gold Medal - Fresh Water Catagory.

    In 2010, I won the Western Australian Underwater Photographic Society's Open Portfolio. With a group of images taken in the fresh water caves at Mount Gambier, South Australia.

    I have been on photographic trips to the north side of Bali, Komodo, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Nullarbor , Mt Gambier SA, Exmouth WA, Albany WA, Bremer Bay WA, Jurien Bay WA, Rottnest Island WA, Sydney Harbour, Rowley Shoals WA, Great Barrier Reef QLD, and remote sections of the SA coast.