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Action Hero in Action

August 23, 2017 - As Dr. Marc O'Griofa, an aquanaut in the 2016 NEEMO 21 mission, conducted science on the seafloor, a frame I captured ju...
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Altitude Attitude

July 26, 2016 - One challenge in professional imaging is making your shots look like they're supposed to look. You can say "well, duh,"...
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Photoing Freedivers

February 06, 2016 - Want to model underwater? Cool, let's do a shoot where you have to hold your breath (no scuba), then swim to 50 feet (wi...
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The Magic Moment: When Opportunity Meets Preparedness

June 05, 2015 - No, I did not Photoshop the fish into this image. There are some shots that rely on a bit of luck, and this is one of th...
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Twenty Thousand Dollars Under the Sea

August 17, 2014 - Background: In my November 2012 blog post, I wrote that the Aquarius undersea habitat -- the ocean equivalent of the Int...
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Perspiration and Inspiration

June 11, 2013 - Sometimes people ask me where I get the ideas for some of the images I get to create (with the help of many, many talent...
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Think You Have What It Takes?

May 19, 2013 - One of the most frequent requests I get is to shoot underwater models and portraits who are not scuba divers -- like thi...
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Making a Zombie Diver

December 16, 2012 - This is a favorite image. The CEO and president of PADI (the company for which I work) requested a picture of a zombie d...
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Losing NEEMO

November 21, 2012 - Since 2001, I've been blessed and privileged to work on the NASA NEEMO (NASA Extreme Environment MIssion Operations) as...
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Impossible without Rebreather Technology

June 12, 2012 - Copyright PADI 2012 In this shot, my friend Kevin Gurr is using a Beta version of the soon-to-be-released Explorer re...
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