Ellen Rierson is an award-winning photographer and PADI Divemaster who has had her work published in a variety of dive and travel related print and online publications over the years. With degrees in Biology and Public Policy, she has used her work to help build environmental awareness for our worldwide undersea treasures. With homes in Jupiter, FL and Grand Cayman’s East End, she works frequently with the Cayman Islands Tourism Agency, and others such as Cayman Airways, to showcase the healthy coral reef ecosystem of the Cayman Islands for visitors. She also does commissions for individuals and businesses in Cayman and in the U.S.
Ellen began diving in the late-1980s and bought her first underwater camera, a Sea & Sea Seamaster Pro, prior to a trip to Palau and Chuuk in 2000. As they say, the rest is history. Scuba diving, traveling all around the world, and underwater photography became her trilogy of passions. Since then, she has traveled at least once to most places on many divers’ bucket lists, returning home to share her photos with others – many of whom had never had the opportunity to see such sights for themselves.
After spending several years in underwater still photography she moved to digital imaging as that field evolved. Ellen’s equipment of choice these days for underwater imaging include a Nauticam-housed Canon 7D Mark II.
Her SFUPS gallery spans from scanned slides to her current dSLR. For a further sampling of Ellen Rierson’s work please visit: