Bill Wood is one of Australia's leading underwater photographers, based in Queensland. He has been diving and photographing marine life for more than two decades. Bill's talent has won him awards in Australian and international competitions, and he had been recognized as a 'Fellow of the Australian Photographic Society', a rare honour.
He has been interested in photography since childhood. One of his great inspirations was the first movie ever made about the great white shark, "Blue Water, White Death", especially the scenes filmed in the seas off Durban.
Bill migrated to Australia to follow his twin passions: scuba diving and photographing marine life. In Australia he undertook advanced training in these disciplines. He then moved to Heron Island, one of the world's most beautiful coral cays, which attracts divers from all over the world. In his seven years living on Heron Island Bill patiently captured its magnificent marine life on film, during the day and at night. Over the years he has returned several times to the Great Barrier Reef and has now built up an extensive picture library.
Bill's work is internationally renowned and picture libraries in Japan, England, USA, Europe and Asia represent him. He was a major contributor to the Reader's Digest's best-selling book, "The Great Barrier Reef" and his images are regularly seen in leading publications and in advertising. Also trained in computer science as a software engineer, Bill has recently produced a series of very popular CD-ROMs about the Great Barrier Reef.
Kodachrome 25, but Bill also uses Ektachrome and Fuji Velvia.
•The Nikonos RS, the superb single lens reflex camera specifically designed for underwater work.
•Waterproof camera cases such as the Canon Marine Capsule.
From the 15 mm full frame fisheye lens (for whales) through to a 100 mm macro lens (for tiny shrimps at night).
A dual strobe setup incorporating a master and slave unit.