Underwater Photography Courses, Ocean Gifts, Canvas Prints, Personalised Photogifts all Handmade with Care
A huge warm welcome to my little ocean studio, nestled just steps away from the sea in Swanage, Dorset, where my passion is to create beautiful ocean gifts, and inspire passers-by to learn about and want to protect our oceans all mixed in with a huge dose of sustainability and recycling. I'm very proud that the studio creates gifts wrapped with compostable packaging, vegan stickers and all wooden products are sourced from Forest Sustainable Sources with trees being replanted with purchases made. Even Simba, my studio dog welcomes guests on his bed made out of recycled plastic bottles.
The space is designed with an ocean theme from gift cards to prints and ocean images from around the world, including many local ones of Dorset, to inspire that everyone can take incredible images with their phones, compact cameras, mirrorless or d-SLRs. I love helping guests create their own beautiful gifts on canvas, coasters, mugs and more with a same-day service whilst they go for a cup of tea, have a spot of lunch or even go ocean exploring.
Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to welcoming you to this little ocean paradise nestled in beautiful Dorset very soon.
Maria, LRPS (Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society)
Runner-Up, British Photography Awards 2020
BSAC Travel Photographer of the Year 2009
Author, Book of the Year, DIVER Magazine 2010
Highly Commended British Society of Underwater Photographers 2018
Twice Bronze Medal, Underwater Photography.com
(Helping over 20 prize winning guests through advice & courses)
Helping Daniel Norwood understand how strobes work, Now Editor of Dive Photoguide and Me Giving a Talk at the Birmingham NEC Dive Show
Winning my Diver Award at London Excel in 2011
Lin Henson, One of 7 Sport Diver Photo of the Month Winners and more than 20 overall