Alan has been a certified diver for almost 30 years, logging more than 800 dives, so it is only natural that underwater photography became his passion. He started shooting underwater with a Nikonos V camera and a Nikonos SB-105 strobe.
As slide film became a thing of the past, Alan changed to digital and switched to a housed DSLR system. His first housed system was a Nikon D200 camera in an Aquatica housing, paired with a dual set of Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
Alan has since upgraded to a Nikon D850 in a Nauticam housing. Depending on what he plans to shoot during his dive - wide angle, macro, or close-up - his lenses are the Nikkor 16-35mm, 60mm or 105mm, paired with the appropriate Nauticam port. He uses a pair of Sea & Sea YS-D2J strobes for his lighting.
The biggest advantage Alan has found to a housed camera system is that it allows him complete access to all the controls on the same camera he uses on land. Paired with seeing his subject directly through the viewfinder, it has offered him tremendous creativity in how he composes his image and controls his camera settings and strobes.
Alan is an award winning underwater photographer whose work has been featured in The New York Times travel section and The Bonaire Reporter.