"It's alive", well it's been live for a couple years, but my Puget Sound Photography Underwater website has just received a complete makeover and face lift. I'm so very, very pleased with how it turned out. I spent months searching for the right company to host my site. Once I found it I rolled up my sleeves and spent weeks porting information, images, and videos over to the new site. Then I began sorting through many images from past years to present in an attractive and logical way. With this new site I have much more capability and functionality - it really turned out so well.
I especially like the clean, uncluttered look of each section. The site is much easier to navigate with a simpler and clearer menu. With this upgrade I'll be able to more easily maintain my site and post relevant and timely news, information and images. For instance I now have the capability to post 'Blogs' like this one. Then not only receive comments, emails and tweets, but also hopefully, get constructive criticism that may promote discussion about diving, photography,videography, whatever... Also, readers can like on FaceBook, tweet on Twitter and reTweet anything on my site. I already have few new blogs that I am developing, to be posted soon that many local divers and biologists may find of interest.
At your leisure peruse my site. Perhaps you'll want to view my underwater images from recent or past dives both local in Puget Sound or from around the world. For example view a few images I shot while recently diving The Sea of Cortez. Or take a look at some of my work on land. I've also been building a repetoire of videos, with more to come, and with higher quality. Anytime you're looking for some great resources, whether is be on dive sites, photography or diving gear, or photographers, go to my links page. I will always consider including more and other pertinent site links on this page. Just contact me.
2014 has been an amazing year since I launched my photography business. My focus has been "Made In Puget Sound", but in 2015 I'll be expanding greatly into the Salish Sea and beyond. For now any image on my website is available for purchase online at my newly designed store. I've chosen to display only a few samples of my eight different product lines and photography services.
For the remainder of 2014 I will have for sale all of my 'Ready to Hang, Fine Art, Underwater Photographic Giclée Prints' each Sunday at the Fremont Sunday Market. Come out and not only see my work but pick up some unique arts and crafts from other local vendors. At this time, some of my work, including my amazing 2015 Made In Puget Sound Calendar is available at some fine retail outlets around the Sound. All are listed on my about page. Of course you can always contact me directly via email on my connect page.
The last couple days I was displaying my Fine Art at the 95th annual convention for the Western Society of Naturalists. Until just a couple months prior I had never heard of this group. I am very thankful that Dr. Dr. Shawn Larson from the Seattle Aquarium introduced me.
Shortly after I contacted the group via email. I conducted some basic research into what they are all about. I learned how important this group is and I am very impressed and amazed with these people.
Not only are they providing a forum for the sharing and dissemination of very interesting information regarding the health of our planet and some of its most delicate and vital species, but they also do wonderful work helping students achieve their goals. This is inline with my goals as well.
I feel very privileged to have been able to display and sell my art to these wonderful people. Through many conversations with the students, professors, scientists, speakers and attendees I learned some amazing things that are not only interesting about our planet and environment, but also pertinant to my world of underwater photography.
Thank you one and all for being so kind to me and showing me such support.
Drew Collins professional underwater photographer and environmentalist living and diving primarily in the beautiful Emerald green waters of Puget Sound near Seattle, Washington.