Featured Customers | Lee Engebretson From Phi Phi Islands to the Pacific Northwest

Featured Customers | Lee Engebretson From Phi Phi Islands to the Pacific Northwest

Lee Engebretson of Gig Harbor WA, USA is an avid travel photographer and videographer with a passion for underwater photography. He has traveled all over the globe filming and photographing underwater life with his favorite destination to date being Fiji.

As a PADI instructor and cold-water diver for 20 years, Lee is often found teaching or capturing images of the Pacific Northwest and its underwater inhabitants. 


Lee's Equipment:

 

Octopus Garden: Camouflaged under a piece of kelp I almost swam past this beautiful giant Pacific octopus! Shot in Washington State USA on the EOS 5DIV with a 17-40mm and DS161 strobe. © Lee Engebretson

 

Clown Town: Two clownfish playing hard to get from the safety of their home. Shot in the Phi Phi Islands Thailand on the EOS 5DIV with a 17-40mm and two DS161 strobes.  © Lee Engebretson

 

Phi Phi Reef: What was intended as a safety stop distraction turned into one of my favorite images! You never know when the perfect shot is coming! Shot in the Phi Phi Islands Thailand on the EOS 5DIV with a 17-40mm and DS161 strobe.  © Lee Engebretson

 

Mooring Line Portrait: One of my favorite times to capture images of my dive buddies is on our safety stops. Shot in Washington State, USA on the EOS 5DIV with a 17-40mm and DS161 strobe.  © Lee Engebretson

 

Surface Interval: While we typically use our housings for underwater photography, I frequently find myself playing around on the surface with mine as well! Shot in Hawaii USA on the EOS 5DIV with a 17-40mm.  © Lee Engebretson

 

Cavern Diver: Tulum offers some of the most crystal clear water made brighter with Ikelite’s powerful strobes! Shot in Tulum Mexico on the EOS 5DIII with a 17-40mm.  © Lee Engebretson

 

4 Turtles and Tunnels: Hawaii’s Tunnels Beach is packed with wildlife to the point that you need to be mindful of turtles crashing into you from behind! Shot in Hawaii USA on the EOS 5DIII with a 17-40mm.  © Lee Engebretson

 

Watching Me: Often our giant Pacific octopus stay within their dens watching divers as they pass by. This makes them incredibly difficult to photograph unless they are out and about. Shot in Washington State,USA on the EOS R6 with a 17-40mm and two DS161 strobes.  © Lee Engebretson

 

Dropping Down: On our way down to search for Mola mola, the lighting struck me so shot back! Shot in Penida Island Bali,Indonesia on the EOS R6 with a 17-40mm and two DS161 strobes.  © Lee Engebretson

 

Fijian Clownfish: The three-band anemonefish are cute but slightly aggressive as well. My dive buddy found this out the hard way when one of these two nipped at him and his camera! Shot in Savusavu, Fiji on the EOS R6 with a 17-40mm and two DS161 strobes.  © Lee Engebretson

 

First Success: This is the first underwater shot that turned out for me. After 10 days of mediocre photos with my new housing, I thought I had made a huge mistake. Enter this octo swimming away from noisy divers. I haven’t thought “underwater photography might not be for me..” ever since! Shot in Hawaii, USA on the EOS 5DII with a 17-40mm. © Lee Engebretson

 

PNW Dive Adventure

 

Lee Engebretson is a professional portrait photographer out of the Pacific Northwestern United States. He's a Canon shooter who began his lifelong dream of pursuing underwater photography in 2015 and he hasn't looked back since. When he's not capturing the species native to the cold waters of PNW he's traveling the rest of the globe to find the perfect shot. T view more of his work visit his Instagram page @leemyronphotography, his YouTube @leemyronphotography8214, or his website www.leemyronphoto.com

  

Additional Viewing

Canon R6 & R6 II Assembly // Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing [VIDEO]

Sony a1 Photos from the Pacific Northwest with the Ikelite Underwater Housing

Freediving the Orca Trail with the PNW Protectors [VIDEO]

Canon Mirrorless Lineup Explained for Underwater [VIDEO]

Understanding Octopuses for a Friendly Photographic Experience 

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