Luc Eeckhaut (Belgium)
I was born in Belgium in 1958, and had my first diving experience at the age of 14. After a few years of recreational diving, I stopped for professional reasons. It was by becoming a member of "Nautic Diving Club Izegem" that I took up diving again around 1983.In 1994, I became a CMAS dive instructor. My interest in photography only started around 1990, when I took my first underwater pictures with a sea&sea MM2 camera. After a few years I changed for a Nikon F90S in a Subal housing. As strobes, I use Subtronic and Ikelite.Now I shoot with a Nikon D200 and a Hugyfot housing.The main purpose of my photography, is producing and presenting slide shows, though recently, I also had some good results in national and international photo contests.As an underwater photographer, I very much like the macro work.All kind of critters, and most of all the colorful nudibranchs have my special interest.Here fore, I use the Nikon 60mm and the 105mm lens. For wide angle I mostly shoot with the fisheye.Since here in Belgium, underwater visibility is very poor, and conditions for underwater photography are not ideal, most of my pictures are taken on voyages to tropical destinations.