We'll trade a live­aboard trip for your best un­der­wa­ter pho­tos; meet the women tak­ing on one of the hardest dive chal­lenges in the U.K.; Salt Life's best T-shirt yet.

WHERE DO WE FIND OUR PHO­TOG­RA­PHERS? SOME­TIMES, RIGHT UN­DER OUR NOSES

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Our an­nual Through Your Lens photo con­test isn’t just a place for read­ers to show off their chops — it’s also one way we dis­cover new con­tribut­ing pho­tog­ra­phers. In our Emerg­ing Artists se­ries this year, we’ll fo­cus on some of our fa­vorite finds — and per­haps in­spire you to be­come one of them. Our 2018 con­test is open for sub­mis­sions now through May 31 at scubadiv­ing.com/pho­to­con­test.

AGE: 56 LO­CA­TION: SALEM, MISSOURI

FIVE-TIME EN­TRANT BE­FORE WIN­NING A 2015 HONORABLE MEN­TION

IS­SUES AP­PEARED IN AFTER CON­TEST: MARCH/APRIL 2017, JUNE 2017

Q WHAT AD­VICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SHOOT­ERS EN­TER­ING CON­TESTS? A Think out­side the box. Most im­ages have been du­pli­cated time and time again; judges are look­ing for en­tries that are re­fresh­ing, unique and cre­ative. If ap­pli­ca­ble, take a look at the com­pe­ti­tion judges’ or pub­li­ca­tions’ web­sites to see their work. Sub­mit im­ages that are sim­i­lar in style — this will in­crease your chances of do­ing well in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Q WHERE’S YOUR FA­VORITE PLACE TO PHO­TO­GRAPH? A Puerto Galera, Philip­pines, is a very spe­cial place and near to my heart. It’s where I be­gan shar­ing my work and en­ter­ing com­pe­ti­tions — and where pho­tog­ra­phy be­came my pas­sion.

Q WHAT’S YOUR SPE­CIALTY? A Shoot­ing wide-an­gle im­ages al­lows me to re­lax. It clears my mind and gives me a sense of freedom. I’m a fan of col­or­ful, thought-pro­vok­ing im­agery, and that’s what I try to pro­duce. If some­one has to look twice at one of my im­ages to fig­ure out what it is, I con­sider it a suc­cess.

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