Dray van Beeck. (1961)
Born in the Netherlands where he studied and taught art. He started photographing with the Canon A1 a semi-professional film SLR camera, shooting images on his trips to Nepal, Thailand, India and Egypt. He started scuba diving in 1998 and picked up his first under water digital camera in 2002. The first camera was a Canon Powershot S40 point and shoot succeeded by the Canon Powershot S70. In 2006 he switched to digital SLR; Nikon D80 in an Ikelite housing with 2 DS125 Ikelite strobes and in 2008 upgraded to the Nikon D300 with Hugyfot housing and Inon Z-240 strobes.
After working in Malaysia, the Canary Islands, Thailand and the Philippines, he now works in Egypt for Blueotwo live-aboards as a diving instructor/ dive safari guide on the Blue Horizon. On the boat he conducts digital photoworkshops and an introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS3. He is together with Jeroen van Vlierden the founder of www.aqualifeimages.com , a website dedicated to the marine life .