Elly is an underwater photographer and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor who studied photography at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She worked in various aspects of the photo industry in Los Angeles before moving to the Cayman Islands where her education in underwater photography began.
Elly worked as Photo & Video Pro at Ocean Frontiers in the East End of Grand Cayman where daily diving helped hone her craft. Her education was furthered by assisting with workshops and photo shoots with Alex Mustard, Stephen Frink, and Martin Edge. It wasn’t long before she had her first cover of Scuba Diving magazine. She has been profiled in Sport Diver for her photographic work in Grand Cayman and has worked extensively in the field as a contributing photographer for numerous dive publications, as well as staff photographer and photo editor for Scuba Diving and The Undersea Journal.
She recently joined the team at Reef Photo & Video and is excited to explore new ways to share what she’s learned from her background in diving, photography, graphic design, post-processing and publishing.