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    Home Page:
    Tillamook Oregon
    Underwater Photo Instructors
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    Certification Level:
    Platinum Pro 5000
    Rebreather Experience:
    Jack and Sue Drafahl are a husband and wife team of professional undersea journalists, lecturers and multimedia producers. Their articles have appeared in Sport Diver, Skin Diver, Dive Training, Diver, Petersen's Photographic, Rangefinder, Photo Lab Management, Focus on Imaging, Outdoor Photographer, Family Photo, National Geographic World, National Wildlife Federation and Cousteau magazines.

    Their photos have appeared in a number of books, including Jacques Cousteau, The Ocean World-Abrams Publishing, The Drama of the Oceans-Abrams Publishing, Cousteau, Les Crabes, The Ocean Realm-National Geographic Society, Wildlife of the Oceans-Abrams, Insects of North America-Doubleday, 20 volume series of the Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau-Danbury Press, How Animals See-Facts on File and many more.

    They have been involved in the digital transition since the early ‘80’s and are software and hardware Beta testers for companies like Adobe, Applied Science Fiction, Corel and Ulead Systems.

    In 2004, Jack and Sue, the Digital Duo, founded the Oregon Coast Digital Center. This enhanced learning facility features personalized Photoshop instruction for a maximum of four students.

    They recently started on online subscription service featuring tutorials for the underwater photographer. The tutorials cover photo editing using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements. They also offering tutorials on techniques for underwater photography.

    They have written seven books, Digital Imaging For The Underwater Photographer, Master Guide for Digital Underwater Photography, Adobe Photoshop for Underwater Photographers, Photo Salvage with Adobe Photoshop, Advanced Digital Camera Techniques, Step-By-Step Digital Photography and Plug-ins for Photoshop.

    They both received their diving certification in the early '70s and are Platinum Pro 5000 divers(1996). They have enjoyed extensive underwater photography in many parts of the world Southern California Channel Islands, Washington’s Puget Sound, Fiji, Caribbean, Eniwetok, Mexico, Bahamas, Solomon Islands, Hawaii, the Cayman Islands and many other locations. Jack and Sue were awarded Divers of the Year from Beneath the Sea in 1996. Sue is an inaugural member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame (2000) and is an Honorary Trustee.


    Jack and Sue Drafahl
    The Digital Duo