Marty Snyderman

image Residing in Solana Beach, CA, Marty Snyderman is a film producer, Emmy Award winning cinematographer, still photographer, author and speaker specializing in issues concerning marine wildlife and the marine environment. Marty is the recipient of the 2018 NOGI award in the Arts presented by the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association’s Reaching Out Award, and the 2020 California Scuba Services award.
Marty is the author of ten books. He serves as the Marine Life Editor for Dive Training Magazine and is the longtime author of the magazine’s What’s That, Always Learning and Behind The Lens columns. His still images have also been used by National Geographic magazine, numerous National Wildlife Federation publications, the Discovery Channel, Time, Newsweek, the Mandalay Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay Aquarium, New England Aquarium, Seattle Aquarium, and by numerous other publications and organizations expressing interest in the marine environment both in the United States and overseas.
Marty’s film work has been seen on the PBS series Nature, numerous Discovery Channel programs, the Warner Brothers hit (Free Willy), and a variety of programs that were aired by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), NOVA, the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), CBS, and ABC.
Marty has been teaching underwater photography for almost 40 years and he takes a lot of pride in helping his students learn about and enjoy their own underwater photographic adventures. To learn about how his one-on-one, customizable, online classes taught using ZOOM software can help you improve your underwater photography, please click on the link to go to Marty


Barry Guimbellot

image Barry and his wife Ruth are Contributing Editors and Video Producers for Dive Training, Dive Center Business magazines, where they are responsible for the photography and writing for two monthly columns. In addition to these assignments and more, he has produced 80 magazine covers.
Barry has been President of the Dallas Underwater Photographic Society since its beginnings in 1992. As an amateur photographer, Barry was very active in photo contests, placing in most of the large contests in the U.S., with a total of 9 first place wins. Most wins were in the "Creative" division, which required an advanced knowledge of Photoshop. Perhaps his largest win was in a Ritz Photo contest, when he won a grand prize against 22,000 entrants.
He often gives tutorial presentations on both Photoshop and Lightroom. Since becoming a professional photographer, his list of clients has included; Aeries Dive Equipment, Electronic Data Systems, Renata Batteries, Moby Drysuits, Excel Wetsuits, SeaLife Cameras, SeaCure Mouthpieces, Cressi Sub, Dive Goddess Diveskins, Dive Paradise-Cozumel, Hotel Cozumel Resort, Underwater Kinetics, Bonaire Tourist Board and Scholastic Books.