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Matthew D. Meier


United States
Years Shooting:Edit
17 years



Matthew D. Meier

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Matthew Meier is a freelance photographer living in San Diego, CA. He has been diving since the mid 90\'s and shooting professionally since completing his coursework towards a Masters degree in Photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. He shoots both underwater and commercial subjects. His work has been published in and for Professional Jeweler, Dwell Magazine, Impressions, NANPA Showcase 2006, The Ocean Channel, The National Marine Sanctuary, The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, ThankYouOcean.org and Timothy Meier Jewelry Design. Matthew\'s photography has been exhibited at the International Photography Hall of Fame, The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and the Brooks Institute\'s 60th Anniversary Gallery Show.

What I look for in a Dive Operator:
I look for a dive operator with extensive knowledge of the resident creatures at the local dive sites. Ideally, that operator is set up to accommodate photographers, with dry work areas away from the wet dive gear and dive masters, who understand that one cannot take pictures while playing follow the leader. It is also nice to have an enthusiastic crew that is as helpful in all aspects of the dive trip and as they are fun to be around. Lastly, it is important that the operator have a great safety record and is equipped to handle dive related emergencies.

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