I was born and raised in Ireland and childhood holidays were spent with my family in the West of Ireland or with my Grandparents enjoying the outdoors. My parents instilled in me an enormous appreciation for the beauty of the countryside and for the wildlife that we encountered.
I learnt to swim when I was very young and don't remember a time when I wasn't enchanted with the ocean and the creatures that live there.
In 1996, I went To Australia on a working holiday and booked myself on a PADI open water scuba diving course the day after I landed - I had simply always wanted to learn to scuba dive!
Unsurprisingly, I was instantly hooked and spent most weekends diving around Sydney.
I didn't get involved in underwater photography until relatively recently but now I bring my camera with me on every dive.
Underwater, I enjoy the flexibility of using a compact camera. My current choice is the Canon Powershot S90. This camera has manual mode to give users more control over the image. Having a compact camera system underwater allows me to change lenses during the dive, thereby giving me the option of switching between wide angle and macro on the same dive.
I have always had a fascination with the sea and with nature. My two passions are scuba diving and photography I feel incredibly lucky to have seen an enormous amount of wildlife whilst scuba diving. All of my images are of animals/ marine life in their natural environment.
More of my images can be seen on my website www.jackiecampbellimages.com and on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jackiecampbellimages