My current occupation is a stay home dad with two young boys, Mason(5) and Cruz(3). On the weekends I teach or guide fly fishing on the local Boise River. My passion for underwater photography started when I received a waterproof point-and-shoot camera, and questioned if looking at a trout underwater would be more stunning that seeing it in my hands. Attempting this was more difficult that I had first imagined, but with a stroke of luck one shot of a rainbow trout was victorious. From then I was hooked.
Underwater photography is one of the most challenging paths of photography due to the loss of color and contrast, difficulty shooting through liquid, and inability to manually focus. Not to mention the inconvenience of working with a fast-moving subject. I love seeing fish captured underwater, so it didn’t matter if I had all the cards of photography stacked against me, I was going to do it.