In this podcast I chat with Stephen Frink. Stephen Frink is among the world’s most frequently published UW photographers, with a career spanning nearly four decades. He arrived in Key Largo in 1978 to open a small studio dedicated to underwater photo services, where he primarily rented cameras and processed slide film, but soon he began to receive assignments to photograph and write articles for dive publications. For 17 years he worked as a photojournalist for Skin Diver magazine. After that he became the Director of Photography for Scuba Diving magazine. Currently Stephen is the publisher of Alert Diver Magazine, one of the most beautiful and inclusive magazines for the members of the Divers Alert Network. Stephen teaches Masters level courses at the Stephen Frink School of Underwater Digital Imaging in his home waters of Key Largo. His clients have included ScubaPro, Victoria’s Secret, Aqua Lung, Oceanic, Canon, Nikon, Subgear, Mercury Marine, Jantzen, , Seaquest, Henderson Aquatics, Neosport, American Express, Hanes, and Club Med; as well as scores of resorts and live-aboard dive boats throughout the world.
Stephen has won virtually every underwater photography award, but he has also won the prestigious NOGI award, Beneath the Sea’s Diver of the Year Award, last year he received the Our world Underwater Outstanding Achievement Award.
Stephen has other businesses include a dive travel company, WaterHouse Tours, and a stock photo agency, Stephen Frink Collection.
Stephen lives in the Florida Keys, where he operates his studio and gallery
Items in this Podcast
- His start in YMCA swimming
- Watching Sea Hunt
- First job in diving – boat cleaning
- Photography class in California
- Moving from Hawaii to Colorado to Key Largo
- His first business in underwater photography – renting cameras and processing film
- Sport Diver Magazine gig
- Skin Diver Magazine gig
- Underwater modeling
- Red Sea night dive
- Tiger sharks and whale carcass
- Dolphins respond to a potential rescue
- Masters photography course in Key Largo
- Underwater photo tips
- Hurricane Irma Relief
- Florida Keys Tourism
- Ocean Divers
- Waterhouse Tours
- Stephen Frink Photography
- Alert Diver Magazine
Special thanks to our episode sponsor Aggressor Fleet
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