Hi, I'm Abe.

A Small Town

I was born and raised in Sheffield, Pennsylvania, a small town that nobody has ever heard of in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest.  A truly beautiful place.

The Photography Bug

I've always loved photography and have had too many little point and shoot / superzoom cameras to remember but it was in 2010 that I got my first "real" camera, a Canon EOS Rebel T1i.

I started out with a kit lens, like most do, and it wasn't long before I had a collection of lenses, flashes, filters, tripods, camera bags, and all of the other junk that came along with it.

And Then Came Scuba

A friend of mine suggested that I get scuba certified so that we could be dives buddies.  I thought it sounded fun but I wasn't too serious about following through.

Not until his wife sent me a link to Groupon for open water certification, that is.  (Thanks Leo and Sondra!)

Combining the Two

It was less than six months after I was open water certified before I was taking a camera underwater with me and I've been broke ever since!

I kid, I kid.  It wasn't until a couple of years later when I started technical diving that all of my money really started to vanish ...

But Diving is Life!

There is nothing that I'm more passionate about and there is no time that I feel more alive than when I'm beneath the waves with a camera in my hands.