<h3>Welcome to Douglas Good Photography!</h3>

I have been a photographer for most of my life.  My father gave me my first camera when I was six years old.  He showed me the joy of capturing images of family and friends.

My love of the sea began with family vacations to the Jersey shore.  I spent countless hours bobbing in the surf, gazing into the depths through my facemask, and dreaming of swimming with all the sea life I saw below me.  When I told my father that I wanted to learn to SCUBA dive, he told me stories of fishing trips where sharks circled his boat.  Those stories of course were intended to discourage me from pursuing that thought any further.

I did learn to dive as a college student, and from my very first dive I wanted to capture photos of the magnificent creatures I encountered.  The pages of Skin Diving magazine revealed images by Jim and Cathy Church that were just like what I saw, and I knew immediately that I would pursue underwater photography instruction with them.

Jim was my mentor for many years, and became a dear friend.  I owe most of what I know about capturing underwater images to his expert instruction, his ability to share creative insights, and many hours spent patiently by my side sharing techniques and photo subjects.  Jim loved to teach, and he loved to share his knowledge with others.  I will be forever in his debt.

The <a href="http://www.jimchurchphoto.com/index.html">Jim Church School of Digital Underwater Photography</a> lives on through his two very talented former students, Mike Mesgleski and Mike Haber.  I highly recommend them to anyone desiring to learn underwater photography!

It is my hope that these images inspire you!  If you have questions about any of the images in this print gallery, drop me an <a href="/" onclick="return false;" class="customContactButton">email</a>.

I am very pleased to announce that I have published my first ever photo book entitled "Sea Secrets"!  Click on this <a href="http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2205496">order my book</a> link to go to the Blurb Bookstore and preview my book!  If you choose to purchase a copy, please know that all proceeds - $5 per book - go directly to the <a href="http://www.scclanc.org/">Samaritan Counseling Center</a> in Lancaster PA.

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About Me


Welcome to Douglas Good Photography!

I have been a photographer for most of my life. My father gave me my first camera when I was six years old. He showed me the joy of capturing images of family and friends.

My love of the sea began with family vacations to the Jersey shore. I spent countless hours bobbing in the surf, gazing into the depths through my facemask, and dreaming of swimming with all the sea life I saw below me. When I told my father that I wanted to learn to SCUBA dive, he told me stories of fishing trips where sharks circled his boat.

Those stories of course were intended to discourage me from pursuing that thought any further. I did learn to dive as a college student, and from my very first dive I wanted to capture photos of the magnificent creatures I encountered.

The pages of Skin Diving magazine revealed images by Jim and Cathy Church that were just like what I saw, and I knew immediately that I would pursue underwater photography instruction with them. Jim was my mentor for many years, and became a dear friend. I owe most of what I know about capturing underwater images to his expert instruction, his ability to share creative insights, and many hours spent patiently by my side sharing techniques and photo subjects. Jim loved to teach, and he loved to share his knowledge with others. I will be forever in his debt.

The Jim Church School of Digital Underwater Photography lives on through his two very talented former students, Mike Mesgleski and Mike Haber. I highly recommend them to anyone desiring to learn underwater photography!


In retirement, my wife and I have developed a passion for travel.  Many of our trips are chronicled in my galleries. We have a long list of destinations in the US and abroad on our "bucket list".  


My most recent interest is wildlife photography.  I really enjoy the outdoors, and have eagerly pursued the skills needed to capture images of birds and other animals in their natural habitats. 

I am very pleased to share three photo books that I have published.

"Sea Secrets" presents underwater photos captured during my early years of SCUBA diving. Photo destinations include the US and British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Galapagos Islands, Cocos Island, Palau, Chuuk (Truk Lagoon), Fiji, Roatan Honduras, Hawaii, Wakatobi Indonesia, and the Turks & Caicos Islands.

"Sea Treasure" continues with my more recent underwater images. Photo destinations include Komodo Indonesia, Silver Bank Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea, Turks & Caicos, Guadalupe Mexico, and Grand Bahama Island. This book includes wide angle and macro photography of whales, fishes, sharks, and other sea creatures.

"Bay Area Birds" presents my favorite photos of birds found in the Chesapeake and Delaware Bay watersheds.  Subjects include American Bald Eagles, Hawks, Osprey, Snow Geese, Tundra Swans, Owls, Egrets, Herons, Wood Ducks, and my favorite songbirds.


If you choose to purchase a book, please know that all profits - $5 per book - go directly to the Samaritan Counseling Center in Lancaster PA. 

It is my hope that these images inspire you! If you have questions about any of the images in this print gallery, use the contact form on the main menu.