uwphotographers: UWP: PETER ALLINSON

Friday, March 15, 2013

UWP: PETER ALLINSON



 






































                                       Peter Allinson
Born 1949 in Brooklyn, N.Y., I grew up watching the Sea Hunt series and Jacques Cousteau voyages and dreamed of being able to dive. In 1970 I became a certified SCUBA diver while attending the University of Miami. I continued to dive throughout undergraduate and medical school at Miami and became interested in treating SCUBA accidents. While an Anesthesiology resident,  I received my diving medical officer certification from N.O.A.A./U.H.M.S./U.S.N. and became the co-director for the re-compression chamber located on Virginia Key, as time went on I became the center's Director. I completed my residency in Anesthesiology and fellowships in critical care and eventually moved to Baltimore where I practiced Critical Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. I am currently the Hyperbaric Medical Director at the Hyperbaric and wound healing center at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore.

I developed an interest in underwater photography in 2004 first starting with point and shoot cameras and then progressing to DSLRs. 

Equipment:

Nikon D800E, Nauticam housing, 

Awards: 
La Mer/ National Geographic photo contest 1st runnerup, Best of show Beneath the seas imaging contest 2013.
First Place Nikon International Photo contest 2008-09, merit prize 2009 world in Focus contest, Honorable mention BTS phot contest 2009, finalist Veola best wildlife photographer, 1st place wide angle TTL underwater photo contest 2010..


Published: 
National Geographic, newspapers and other magazines.