uwphotographers: UWP: FRANK LI

Saturday, April 27, 2013

UWP: FRANK LI
























Frank Li is an underwater photographer from Shanghai, China. Fascinated by the incredible colors and great diversity of the underwater world, he "fell in love" with scuba diving in 2004. Frank has dived in Philippines (Anilao, Malapascua, Dumaguete, Bohol, Puerto Galera), Indonesia (Manado, Bali), Malaysia (Sipadan, Mabul, Kota Kinabalu), Thailand (Koh Tao), Maldives, Palau, Seychelles and Yap in the past years, still with a long list of diving sites to further explore. In 2006, he picked up his first underwater camera Canon Powershot A610, a small digital compact camera. Since then he sticks to using compact camera, to avoid too much of hassles in carrying big and heavy DSLR sets during traveling. After using Canon Powershot A610 and then Canon G10, recently he has changed to SONY RX100. He clearly knows the limitation of compact cameras, that's why he focused more on shooting wide-angle pictures and larger subjects than trying to shoot macro pictures of small critters. As he learned more about underwater lighting with additional external strobes, he has been improving his underwater photography skills and taken some interesting pictures. 
Underwater photography is simply a hobby for Frank, not a job. Frank has got an MBA degree from a top notch business school of the world, he has been working in chemical industry for very long time, afterwards has also gained some experience in clean-tech sector, recently he has shifted his interest to tourism business.