DAVID GROSS

It started with my first camera before I was 5 years old. As a young idealist photography became my life’s mission. The transition to the underwater world began innocently while on vacation in Maui, Hawaii, with a Discover Scuba experience in 1990. Diving became a passion turned obsession and quickly the marriage with diving and photography immerged.

The evolution of photographic equipment for me was starting with the simplest Sea and Sea Motormarine into the digital revolution over the next 20 years. My current system is Nikon D600 with a Nauticam housing and an array of lenses and ports.

Recent participation in a Stephen Frink Digital Master’s course was first, an awesome experience and second a confidence booster. My new confidence has allowed me to share my photos beyond the safety of ‘friend and family’ to joining SFUPS.

The Florida Keys life provides a plethora of interesting, unique and curious creatures posing for the shutter. Along with my wife, Patti, I am involved in a number of local volunteer organizations that present compelling targets for my lens. Most notably, we dive (and I photograph) the activities of the Coral Restoration Foundation (www.coralrestoration.org)

I am looking forward to becoming an active member of SFUPS in order to improve my underwater photography skills as well as to connect SFUPS members to some special opportunities to dive and photograph the beauty of the Upper Florida Keys.


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