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Andrew Sallmon


United States
Years Shooting:Edit
43 years
Andrew Sallmon is a freelance underwater and nature photographer specializing in images of marine life and the marine environment. His love of the oceans came at age 5 when his father swam him through the cold surf of Santa Cruz, California. He took up Scuba diving in 1979 and became a Scuba Instructor by the end of 1980. Picking up his first underwater camera, a Nikonos II that he purchased for $60.00 from a U.S. Navy camera repairman that same year, he is now one of the fortunate few that earn their living only through underwater photography. Along with his skill as an underwater photographer he is well known for his digital imaging and underwater photography seminars and classes and is also the sales representative for Sea and Sea U.S.A. and Light & Motion in the Southern California territory. His images have been featured in advertisements, catalogs, books, magazines, calendars and posters and are also displayed in some notable aquariums and natural history museums.

What I look for in a Dive Operator:
I like to dive with operators and dive guides that really love what they do and are genuinely interested in helping me complete an assignment.

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