Based in Florida, Phil began taking underwater photographs while he was in the U.S. Navy. Phil is now a Freelance Writer, Photo Instructor and Travel Photographer. As seven time President of the South Florida Underwater Photography Society, Phil has served on the Board of Directors for over twenty years and enjoys the diverse makeup of the club's members. Phil’s images have appeared in a variety of magazines including Popular Science, Reflections, Scuba Diving, Underwater Journal, Skin Diver, Florida Underwater, South Florida Adventures, MexicanDiver.com and Underwater Photography Magazine (UWPMAG.com) where he is a contributor reporting on new equipment photo techniques and dive travel. Phil teaches underwater photography workshops for Reef Photo & Video, Underwater Digital Fiesta, Splash Dive Center Belize, Hasselblad Xcursion and others. Phil also lectures on travel destinations and photography around the country.