FEBRUARY 2024 SPEAKER – JIM GARBER

FEBRUARY 6TH 2024, 6.45PM: IN-PERSON MEETING ONLY

JIM GARBER - “SEEING” IN UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY…USING YOUR VISION TO CREATE COMPELLING UNDERWATER IMAGES

Seeing in underwater photography is a fundamental creative tool that goes beyond technical skills or merely capturing what’s right in front of you. It’s a creative photographic tool that involves the ability to perceive and interpret scenes uniquely and artistically. Seeing lets the photographer notice details, patterns, and unique elements others might overlook. The photographer becomes a visual storyteller.
Jim’s passion for photography started at an early age. It came from his father, who, during his summer breaks from college, was a photographer for the Lancaster, PA, Sunday News. When Jim was a teen, they built a darkroom together in their basement, and his photographic journey began. His father taught him black-and-white film processing. Jim spent many hours in that darkroom honing his skills long before digital photography. Jim’s primary focus now is underwater photography, but he still loves black and white and landscape photography.

Jim retired in 2014 and moved to Jupiter full-time in 2020. He loves the ease and diversity of diving there, from reef to blackwater dives, and especially to the fantastic critters of the Blue Heron Bridge. There’s always a new story – from sharks’ graceful and powerful movement to the tiniest creatures camouflaged in the reef, barely visible to the naked eye. He has dove many locations in the Caribbean, the Philippines, and Indonesia. He loves wide angle and macro photography and shoots with Canon DSLRs in Nauticam housings.

Working together, Jim and his wife Deb have published two articles on Florida diving in Alert Diver Magazine. One was on Looe Key, and the other was on their favorite local dive spot, Blue Heron Bridge.

Instagram: @jrgarb210
Facebook: jim.garber.9

Seeing in underwater photography is a fundamental creative tool that goes beyond technical skills or merely capturing what’s right in front of you. It’s a creative photographic tool that involves the ability to perceive and interpret scenes uniquely and artistically. Seeing lets the photographer notice details, patterns, and unique elements others might overlook. The photographer becomes a visual storyteller.

Jim’s passion for photography started at an early age. It came from his father, who, during his summer breaks from college, was a photographer for the Lancaster, PA, Sunday News. When Jim was a teen, they built a darkroom together in their basement, and his photographic journey began. His father taught him black-and-white film processing. Jim spent many hours in that darkroom honing his skills long before digital photography. Jim’s primary focus now is underwater photography, but he still loves black and white and landscape photography.

Jim retired in 2014 and moved to Jupiter full-time in 2020. He loves the ease and diversity of diving there, from reef to blackwater dives, and especially to the fantastic critters of the Blue Heron Bridge. There’s always a new story – from sharks’ graceful and powerful movement to the tiniest creatures camouflaged in the reef, barely visible to the naked eye. He has dove many locations in the Caribbean, the Philippines, and Indonesia. He loves wide angle and macro photography and shoots with Canon DSLRs in Nauticam housings.

Working together, Jim and his wife Deb have published two articles on Florida diving in Alert Diver Magazine. One was on Looe Key, and the other was on their favorite local dive spot, Blue Heron Bridge.

Instagram: @jrgarb210
Facebook: jim.garber.9

Seeing in underwater photography is a fundamental creative tool that goes beyond technical skills or merely capturing what’s right in front of you. It’s a creative photographic tool that involves the ability to perceive and interpret scenes uniquely and artistically. Seeing lets the photographer notice details, patterns, and unique elements others might overlook. The photographer becomes a visual storyteller.

Jim’s passion for photography started at an early age. It came from his father, who, during his summer breaks from college, was a photographer for the Lancaster, PA, Sunday News. When Jim was a teen, they built a darkroom together in their basement, and his photographic journey began. His father taught him black-and-white film processing. Jim spent many hours in that darkroom honing his skills long before digital photography. Jim’s primary focus now is underwater photography, but he still loves black and white and landscape photography.

Jim retired in 2014 and moved to Jupiter full-time in 2020. He loves the ease and diversity of diving there, from reef to blackwater dives, and especially to the fantastic critters of the Blue Heron Bridge. There’s always a new story – from sharks’ graceful and powerful movement to the tiniest creatures camouflaged in the reef, barely visible to the naked eye. He has dove many locations in the Caribbean, the Philippines, and Indonesia. He loves wide angle and macro photography and shoots with Canon DSLRs in Nauticam housings.

Working together, Jim and his wife Deb have published two articles on Florida diving in Alert Diver Magazine. One was on Looe Key, and the other was on their favorite local dive spot, Blue Heron Bridge.

Instagram: @jrgarb210
Facebook: jim.garber.9