I’ve been diving for nearly 30 years, and for about 20 of them, I always had a camera in my hand. Initially, it was a point-and-shoot Canon Powershot, then I moved up to a Canon G15, and finally into Nikon DSLRs. I currently use a Nikon D850 in an Ikelite housing.

I retired when I was 55 from the federal government and moved into our “summer” condo in Florida. It’s a little cramped, but I love the lack of responsibility for taking care of stuff. This allowed me to supercharge my diving passion, which went through various stages–instructor certification, spearfishing, tec diving, and photography.

I’ve been shooting seriously for about 5 years with a DSLR, but being retired, I dive 2-3 times a week, which has allowed me to progress on many different techniques and compositions. I’ve been all over the world, but there is no place like home. I love Florida and all it has to offer.