Photography & Videography
Whether you want to buy some professional images of some of Koh Tao’s impressive scenery, panoramic views, and marine life to remind you of your stay, or perhaps want to learn to take better photos or videos yourself (be it on land or underwater), there are a range of experienced individuals and companies that can help you.
Huw Penson – Huw Penson Photography/Koh Tao Drone
Huw is one of the most experienced and diverse professional photographers on Koh Tao. Focusing more on land-based projects than water-based images, he has a great eye for angles and can turn his hand to many different types of photoshoot. Many of Koh Tao’s resorts and hotels use Huws images on their websites, and he’s also responsible for the menu shoots for many of Koh Tao’s higher-end food and drink establishments. Huw is frequently employed for events and wedding photography, but his true passion is landscape photography. He’s best known for his Koh Tao Drone photos and video footage, which add a wow factor to any Koh Tao hillside, beach, or sea view.
Andreas Fiskeseth – Aquatic Images
Aquatic Images is a production company that specialises in underwater filmmaking. Andreas has spent thousands of hours beneath the waves at incredible locations around Asia, but his home turf is our beautiful island of Koh Tao. Aquatic Images offers training courses in underwater filmmaking and regularly works with international production companies as well as local businesses. Although specialising in underwater imagery, aerial images and land shoots are also available, including wedding photography.
Andreas is passionate about educating others and has an active YouTube channel on which he shares content about marine life, scuba destinations, underwater video training, conservation, and other inspirational topics.
Elisabeth Lawerys – Oceans Below
Oceans Below is an award-winning underwater video production company established in 2004 by Elisabeth Lauwerys. Oceans Below footage has been widely used by numerous international clients including the BBC, Discovery Channel, CBS, and PADI.
Oceans Below offers professional underwater videography courses here on Koh Tao, and can also provide customers with a wide selection HD and 4K royalty-free underwater stock images and footage from around the world. With significant experience in pre and post-production, Oceans Below also offers innovative and creative promotional video services and social media content creation.
Chris Clark – Ace Marine Images
Ace Marine Images has developed to its current-day offering through Chris’s passion and enthusiasm for all of the things he loves the most – nature, scuba diving, hiking, and photography! Chris is a regular contributor to the Birds of Koh Tao Facebook group, and can often be found storm chasing to capture perfect shots of lightning rods hitting the land and sea. Underwater photographs of Koh Tao’s varied marine life are also available, and you can see a display of his prints at the Gallery Restaurant. Ace Marine has its own custom-built speedboat and offers freediving, fishing trips, and snorkel tours away from the crowds. Day and night photography tours are also available.
Alex Tyrell – Dive4Photos
Dedicated purely to underwater photography training, Dive4Photos is run by Alex Tyrell, a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with thousands of dives and diver certifications to his name. Alex is a well-known underwater photographer, having been published in numerous dive magazines and websites. He is a regular guest speaker at dive expos and shows in Southeast Asia and beyond, and offers an array of courses and associated photo editing training programs. His successful tenure as a diving instructor allows his students to become better divers in general on his courses, as well as improving their images and gaining a greater understanding of underwater photography techniques.
Mike Storey – Dream Bar
Mike is a multi award winning ex Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer. Photographer. He is also an Associate level member of the British Institute of Professional Photographers. His images have graced the front cover of international news papers and global magazines. A few of his award winning images are on display in Dream Bar Koh Tao along with a vast array of Koh Tao seascapes and sunset shots.