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Chuck Davis


United States
Photo, Video
Years Shooting:Edit
50 years




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For over thirty years, Chuck Davis has worked professionally as a specialist in underwater photography in worldwide locations, including the Alaskan Arctic, Greenland and Antarctica. His motion picture credits include work on feature films, commercials and numerous IMAX projects including the Academy Award-nominated, Alaska: Spirit of the Wild. Davis’ television assignments have included many expeditions for the Cousteau Society, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Adventures PBS television series, and projects for National Geographic Channel, Discovery/TLC, A&E, BBC and other network television programs. Davis’ still photography has appeared in a wide variety of periodicals such as National Geographic, LensWork, LIFE, Nature’s Best, ORION, National Wildife, B+W, Ocean Realm and many books and fine art gallery exhibitions. The main focus in Davis’ personal work is using his underwater imagery to help foster appreciation and conservation of the marine environment. Davis is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography and also holds a degree in fisheries biology from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

What I look for in a Dive Operator:
For me there are two important criteria for what makes a great dive operation: 1) a well-maintained and equipped vessel with adequate work space for the task at hand, and 2) a crew with a can-do, customer-friendly attitude which is focused on the mission of acquiring great underwater imagery, but always with safety in mind and care taken to minimize impact on the marine environment.
It is also very important these days –especially with larger more complex HD and motion picture camera systems -- to have a vessel with spacious camera work tables (away from salt spray) and ample charging capabilities for camera and lighting batteries -- great food, a dry space onboard with subdued lighting to view dailies, and comfortable sleeping quarters is a big plus as well.

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