Author Archives: Doug Elsey

Doug Elsey is a professional documentary photographer.

Shooting the Deep Blue – Diving Roatan Honduras

One of my most favorite assignments is the month I’ve just spent shooting the underwater images for an annual calendar put out by Octopus Dive School in Roatan Honduras. The school is nestled along the […]

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Well, it is that time of the year again when all the images (or a lot of them) I have shot settle down for the year and I get to go through some of the […]

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Octopus Dive School Yearly Calendar 2017 Available

Over the last couple of years I have had the opportunity to do some more pleasurable recreational diving and photography in Roatan Honduras with the wonderful bunch at Octopus Dive School – a small, very […]

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Deep Divex 2015 – Bergen Norway

These are the images of the NATO Naval Special Forces Deep Dive Teams plying their trade on an exercise in Bergen Norway Oct 2015. Brave bunch doing a dangerous job. Images acquired on the Deep […]

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Sea Kayaking Days on Georgian Bay

Every year I go out with an outfitter in Parry Sound Ontario (White Squall) and teach “Coastal Photography” with an accomplished fellow photographer Thom Morrissey. Thom’s specialty is landscape and wildlife photography – mine is […]

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Timing is everything .. no crystal ball needed.

Being in the right place at the right time has a lot to do with getting a successful shot. Being familiar with your environment takes the guesswork out of predicting what is going to happen […]

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Getting there is half the “fun” ….

  This particular shot has me all kitted out in commercial diving gear (I am a former commercial diver) as I ride the diving stage down to the commercial divers training at Seneca Colleges Deep […]

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Found a little diner in Streetsville Ont. with great old time diner food for a bargin. It is the kind of place that brings back memories of a stop along a journey in the middle […]

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The robot and I.

Gotta keep out of the way from these things! While shooting in Iceland for a NATO EOD exercise,  a robot is busily scouring the area for signs of explosives. Equipped with a remote camera and […]

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Images of MCM – A Free 2013 Screensaver of MCM and EOD Photography

Every year I do a screensaver (for windows) of selected images I have taken on past assignments for the MCM (Mine Counter Measures) and EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Teams that I have had the honour […]

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