As lead photographer and co-founder of Oceans of Images Photography, Inc, established in 1995, Richard has traveled the globe capturing the underwater world on film. His portfolio boasts thousands of images from destinations all over the world. This retired PADI SCUBA instructor has been published in TIME magazine, BBC, National Geographic, not to mention hundreds of advertising campaigns.
As Richard’s wife of the past 26 years and co-founder of Oceans Of Images Photography, Inc., Laura, is also an accomplished SCUBA diver, film editor and underwater videographer. Her work has won several international video contests and been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Animal Planet.
Certified divers since the age of 11 and 13- the Howard kid's are official dive buddies, critter finders, videographers, models and luggage schleppers. Zach is now a sophmore at FIU while Rachael is completing her senior year in high school.
Have you ever wanted to travel with a great group of people who share your passion for diving? Check out our upcoming trips - lead by Rich and Laura. You are sure to have a great time. We welcome couples, singles, families and those who just want to "dive". Here is what is coming up.
October 9-14th, 2018 - Join us as we spend 5 days on the Nautilus Undersea Liveaboard cage diving with the Great Whites. Limited space is available, departing from San Diego, CA. This trip will sell out so give us a call for more details. Base price is $3250/pp.
Love sharks, the ocean, meeting movie stars and want to cool off in this Florida heat? Bring the kids and attend Shark-Con at the indoor- Florida State Fairgrounds July 14-15th. Check out www.shark-con.com for tickets and details. We will see you there.
Oops, we did it again. We are excited to partner with The Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa for a gallery showing of our most recent work. Come visit the Aquarium on Saturday, August 25th from 10am- 3:00pm and with your paid admission- be sure to say '"Hi" to Rich & Laura as they display their new collection - "Small Wonders" .
We are excited to be a vendor for the first time at the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) at the Westgate Resort in Las Vegas, NV. We will be debuting a new line of products and hope you can stop by and say hello!
Amazing Surfing Killer Whale Video shot off the coast of La Paz, Mexico in the Sea of Cortez. Please contact for video licensing. Please enjoy our video- but do not copy- this video is registered with the US Copyright Office.
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Our portfolio consists of thousands of underwater photos from all over the world. From fish photography to invertebrates, sharks, sea lions, whales, dolphins to even the tiniest sea horses, we can meet your underwater stock photos needs.
We offer a wide variety of custom prints including canvas, glass, acrylic and metal. Many of our images have been displayed in fine art museums and public buildings. We work with each client individually.
Want a soft comfy blanket featuring your favorite marine creature? Seeking the perfect gift for that ocean enthusiasts? We now offer retail products to include blankets, socks, sun shades, apparel and kitchenware.
We enjoy sharing our passion for the ocean with local groups and organizations. Please reach out if you are seeking a talk on anything from underwater photography to diving with sharks. We strongly support the Boy Scouts of America.