Aaron Wong is one of the most published and recognised underwater photographer in Asia. With almost 2 decades of field experience, Aaron’s images and his trademark lighting techniques have won him acclaim the world over. A Nikon, Seacam and Scubapro Elite ambassador and member of the Ocean Artists Society, Aaron’s images have graced the pages of dive publication the world over. He also serves as the field editor for ScubaDiver and the official ADEX Ambassador of Photography (International).
Ace Wu was born in Taiwan and currently lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Specialising in black background and wide-angle underwater photography, he is entirely self-taught. From a curious novice, he is now an experienced photographer. As such, when introducing underwater photography to beginners, he uses simple methods, ensuring the theory is easy to understand. His goal is to show the breathtaking beauty of the underwater world through his images.
Alan Lo is a commercial photographer based in Hong Kong and a scuba diving aficionado. He has been selected as one of the world’s top 50 underwater photographers under Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms. Alan is the only spokesperson for Seacam Hong Kong, one of the World’s top underwater housing brands.
Award winning Underwater Photographer and Expedition Leader Amanda Cotton melds the human element with the beauty hidden within our oceans in an effort to educate and empower others to become personally involved in the fight to maintain our precious, yet highly fragile aquatic ecosystems.
Andrew Lim published his first underwater photography book, Silhouette of Serenity, at age 21. Having donated part of the proceeds to charity, he was also invited to meet the (then) President of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan, in recognition for his work. The 26 year-old TEDx speaker and former national rock-climber strives to capture and unleash the incredible beauty of people that only underwater photography can provide.
Andrew is a long time diver, photographer and writer. His work has been published in a wide variety of media around the world, but his true love is writing books. The first of these was Legends Beneath the Waves: Truk Lagoon. This book was very well received and its success has led to an additional six books in that series being committed to, with the second book on Philippine wrecks being released at ADEX 2019. Aside from the shipwreck books, Andrew also writes dive guides. His guides focus on small areas and seek to take the reader diving in that location in their mind. The first of these is Let’s Go Dive Guide to Anilao, which he created with partner Ram Yoro. Two more of these guides will released in 2019. Andrew lives in Beijing with his awesome wife Dalice and two daughters Elly and EJ “Doomy”.
Brett Lobwein is a passionate and environmentally-minded photographer from Australia. Whether shooting silky sharks in Cuba or fur seals in his native waterways, Brett aims to represent marine life in their natural element, without demonizing or sensationalizing an animal to gain attention to an image for the wrong reasons. Also, he is a strong advocate of protecting our oceans by raising awareness around the impact of single-use plastics. Resident photographer at Ocean Geographic, Ambassador for Isotta, owner of UW Images, and award winner.
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Christian Vizl was born in México City in 1972. He has a degree in Business Administration, was certified as a Diving Instructor, Cave Diver, Rafting Guide, and Sailor. He was a member of CEDAM, a Mexican organization devoted to marine archeology, lived for a year in Germany (1993) a year in Akumal, southeast México (1997) and a year in Australia (1998). He has been an enthusiast photographer since he was 15 years old, and since 2010 he started underwater photography with a more professional approach.
Claudia is an underwater videographer and part of the independent filmmaker team “The Jetlagged”, who are working tirelessly for more awareness and better protection of our oceans. With their films, documentaries and latest 360° VR underwater experiences, Claudia wants to inspire people to go out and experience the oceans themselves, to recognize their importance for our planet and to spark action for their conservation. The Jetlagged’s films have won numerous awards on international film festivals.
Daniel Geary, also known as Dr. Frogfish, is an award-winning underwater photographer, marine biologist, and PADI instructor. Originally from Florida, he moved to Dauin, Philippines five years ago. He is a frogfish expert who teaches an exclusive PADI Frogfish Specialist course and continually promotes environmentally-friendly dive and photography practices.
Ellen Cuylaerts relocated from Belgium to the Cayman Islands in 2009. She studied history in Antwerp and Leuven and got her Masters in Modern History and Education. She started diving and underwater photography in 2011. Rather than using images to document encounters, she tries to capture the emotions she experiences and hopes to touch hearts and get more people to care about our oceans.
An instructor trainer at the CMAS Germany (FST) dive association and Instructor at Scuba School International (SSI), Nowak is a photo instructor in several associations, Trimix and Rebreather divers, as well as an impassioned ice-, wreck- and cave-diver. He has worked continuously for the German and international diving press for many years and is a regular photographer of the magazines Tauchen, Unterwasser, Silent World and Divemaster. He has won prizes in several national and international photography competitions.
Glenn Yong is among one of Asia's frequently published photographers with publications with Asian Diver, Scuba Diver, Asian Geographic and many others and with a career with various prestigious manufacturers like Zeiss Camera Lenses, DJI and many others in the region. His love for the Oceans is what kept him going on and on, and through the years of diving in Asia, he has accumulated a unique set of stories featuring the best of diving in Asia and beyond. Glenn's professional photography career has seen him accepted into the prestigious Master Photographer's Association in the UK, and continues to work with various agencies and agencies in search of exciting content and stories to continue to inspire a generation of courageous dreamers like Glenn himself.
Hendrik S Schmitt
Hendrik has studied filmmaking and cinematography. He is the director of the independent filmmaker team The Jetlagged, who not only create films about their diving adventures, but also documentary films that raise awareness about environmental issues and call for a better protection of our oceans. Hendrik’s films have won numerous awards on international film festivals. Now he’s taking it to a new level: With engaging 360° VR underwater experiences, The Jetlagged totally immerse their viewers in the amazing underwater world.
Asia’s most internationally published underwater photographer, Imran Ahmad has been capturing the magnificence of life below and above the water’s surface for over 20 years. Known for his experimental photography with light and motion, Imran spends much of his time as a professional photographer giving presentations promoting photography in all its aspects. He leads exclusive photo trips, runs photo workshops on wildlife, creative, conservation, underwater and travel photography around the world.
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Through her photography she hopes to share not just the beauty of the underwater world, but reflect the natural behaviour of marine creatures and raise awareness of how fragile the environment can be. Indra’s passion for her wildlife was ignited at an early age by Sir David Attenborough, who she finally got to meet in person when she won the underwater category of the BBC/Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
At just 23 years old, Jade Hoksbergen, is an up-and-coming underwater photographer, model, and travel journalist from a highly international background. Her distinctive style of capturing the underwater macro world is largely influenced by her art and painting, and while she only started underwater photography in 2015, her work has already been honoured in several competitions including the prestigious UPY. Her work has also been internationally published. She is currently based in the Philippines and shares a love of the sea with her husband, Henley Spiers
Jim loves extreme sports and underwater photography perfectly combines adventure and art creation. Since starting underwater photography in 2008, Jim strives to capture transient beautiful moments more precisely every time he dives. Up to now, his works have won 43 domestic and foreign awards and been published in magazines and newspapers. He has also been interviewed by notable publications such as British Daily Mail and Apple Daily.
A former TV Artiste, Kent in love with the ocean after his first dive. Quitting his job to focus on diving, he became a diving instructor and is now an underwater videographer and creative director. He plans to bring a creative underwater video production to the commercial market. He has collaborated with TV broadcasting companies and different media outlets to bring his creative vision to the public.
Laurent Ballesta is a French naturalist photographer. Among many photography and film projects, he has led four GOMBESSA Expeditions: the study of the deep coelacanth in South Africa, the mating of the groupers and the grey sharks hunts at night in the south pass of Fakarava in French Polynesia, and the exploration of the deep ecosystems of Antarctica. Every new mission is in the lineage of the previous ones and strengthens the three pillars of all Gombessa expeditions: a scientific mystery, a diving challenge and the promise of unprecedented animal images. His book, 700 Sharks Into The Dark, provide astonishing testimonies of life, death, innocence and violence in the heart of sharks packs in French Polynesia.
During a trip to the Palau in 2006, Lynn found a passion for underwater photography, especially macro objects, and it was love at first sight. She has won 53 domestic and foreign awards and been published on magazines and newspapers such as the German Hörzu Wissen magazine, American Nature's Best Photography magazine, Daily Mail ,Taiwan Apple Daily, TVBS, Yahoo NEWS, Kairos NEWS and many more.
Markus Davids, SOC specializes in underwater cinematography as well as underwater photography. He has worked for ESPN, FOX, NBC, USA Network and has done camerawork for directors such as Willi Bogner (James Bond), Robert Peters (Ocean's Eleven), and David Staiton (NBC Heroes). He recently completed the feature film "BoardRoom" as the underwater cinematographer and director.
Former Freediving champion Pepe Arcos is a full-time photographer and filmmaker. An award-winning, multitalented shooter, he captures unique images of ethereal calm that even the fastest scuba diver will fail to capture.
Ram is a full-time underwater photographer/writer based in Anilao. He is a proponent of Bonfire Diving, a tool for documenting plankton. As member of the Filipino Cave Divers and Philtech Divers, he actively documents Philippine underwater Cave systems and wrecks. Together with Andrew Marriott, Ram co-authored the "Guide to Anilao" and an upcoming Philippine wreck book.
Roger is a British, Emmy award-winning underwater cameraman, based in Sabah, Malaysia. Specialising in natural history filmmaking, Roger was one of the principal cameramen on the BBC’s recent Blue Planet II series. One of the notable sequences include a tusk fish exhibiting tool use. An underwater cameraman since 2001, Roger’s specialty is crafting complex, character-led stories.
Scott was first handed his underwater camera at the age of 16. Decades later, his passion for photography has brought him on amazing journeys. From throwing himself into a feeding frenzy to dangling off a line in open water at night, his photography has been recognised by the Palme D’or at Antibes festival for his book Anilao, which he co-authored in 2000. His latest books, Blackwater and Open Blue, have won awards and are sold out worldwide.
Stephen Frink is among the world’s most frequently published underwater photographers with a career spanning four decades. Starting out with a small studio in Key Largo, Florida Keys, in 1978, he started writing and shooting for dive publications. He was a photojournalist for Skin Diver magazine for 17 years and was Director of Photography for Scuba Diving magazine. For the past eight years, he has been the publisher of Alert Diver Magazine. Besides teaching Master classes in underwater photography, he has shot for clients such as Scubapro, Victoria’s Secret and Rolex.
Spiri (Sun Ping): Present amphibious photographer, underwater commercial photographer, ADEX (China) Ambassador for Photography, JD.com Travel Channel cooperative photographer, Ctrip.com cooperative photographer. Formerly, Spiri is a fashion commercial photographer, shot for "VOGUE", "BAZAAR", "FHM" and had shot dozens of famous stars of China. She also used to be the exclusive photographer for "Traveling Masters".
Tobias Friedrich started taking pictures with a DSLR underwater in the year 2007. His Images have been published in prestigious scuba diving magazines and newspaper around the world. Several underwater photographic competitions, have honoured his work, resulting in over 50 awards with nearly 230 1st places. Lately he has been names “Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018” in the prestigious UPY London competition. He is SEACAM equipment for his Canon EOS 1DX Mark II and 5D Mark ll DSLR.
William Tan has been fascinated with the creatures of the sea since his childhood. He travels extensively throughout the Pacific region, judging underwater photo competitions, and photographing marine life for tourism organisations, scientific research groups, dive magazines, camera manufacturers and resorts.
Y.Zin Kim is introducing high quality underwater photography and model training also working as commercial photographer. She has been working on photo shoots on TV shows, movies, advertisements, magazines over many years and she got World Records on First women SideMount Trimix 101m depth diving in 2015. Currently she is advertising and the East Sea of Korea and Jeju Island to abroad. and also promoting about culture of Hae-Nyeo (Sea women) worldwide from 2012. She was appointed Ambassador of the Year at the Asia Dive Expo in 2018. She is an influential artist who takes the lead in promoting Asia's technical diving, marine conservation and maritime culture.
Yorko Summer is a well-known underwater photographer from Taiwan, with nearly 20 years of scuba diving experience. Multi-talented Yorko aside from being an underwater photographer, is also a travel journalist, photography lecturer and highly sought after as photo competition judge at international shows. He has collaborated with reputed brands, and has been invited by Marianas Visitors Authority as a Mariana Ocean Ambassador to promote these beautiful islands.
Yue Hong Jun
Yue Hong Jun began his journey into photography in 1984. He is currently a member of the Chinese Photographers Association, a member of the Royal Society of Photographers, and a deputy director of the Shenzhen City Entrepreneurs Photography Association. He has held several solo photography exhibitions in recent years, and many of his works have been nominated for and won awards at various national and international competitions.