Friday, July 6, 2012


Ross Gudgeon learnt to dive in December 1979 and still remembers the thought that went through his head on his first dive clearly, "I've gotta get a camera, no one is going to believe this!". Three months later he got his first underwater camera, a second hand Nikonos III and has been taking photos underwater ever since.  After shooting film underwater for 18 years Ross made the switch to digital underwater photography with a Nikon Coolpix 5000 in 2002 and currently uses a Canon 7D in a Nauticam housing.  When not diving there is nothing more he likes to do than pass on his 30+ years of underwater photography knowledge and experience to help others improve their underwater photography skills and currently runs underwater photography courses at Sundive in Byron Bay, Australia.

 Ross has won awards in many major underwater photographic competitions including:

·         Our World Underwater International Underwater Photo & Video Competition 2012

·         2012 Beneath the Sea Photo & Video Competition 

·         Underwater Festival 2011

·         Our World Underwater International Underwater Photo & Video Competition 2010

·         2010 Beneath the Sea Photo & Video Competition

·         2010 Underwater Photography Guide Ocean Art Photo Competition

·         2009 British Society of Underwater Photographers Underwater Excellence Competition

·         2009 Celebrate The Sea Festival Underwater Imagery Competition

·         2008 Los Angeles Underwater Photographic 46th International Underwater Photographic Competition

·         2008 Northern California Underwater Photographic Society SEA International Underwater Photographic Competition

He has been published in several magazines including Scuba Diving Magazine (USA), Asian Diver and Ocean Geographic.   In 2010 Ross had one of his shots included in an article published in the Guardian and Telegraph newspapers (UK) titled IThe World's Best Underwater Photographs 2010