Brent Durand is an avid California scuba diver, surfer, writer, photographer and marketer.
Brent has been diving since 1997 and working full time in the dive and underwater imaging industries since early 2013, building a career that blends passion and work into a lifestyle. His photography is widely published in print and advertising worldwide, with a production/photo/video client list that includes tourism boards, dive resorts, camera equipment manufacturers, dive equipment manufacturers, publishers, and media companies. He works full time as Brand Evangelist at SCUBAPRO, writes monthly for Scuba Diving Magazine and contributes to other scuba publications as time permits.
Brent has presented to dive clubs and organizations up and down the U.S. west coast. He has produced and directed photo shoots in several countries, applying his marketing background to maximize investment in strategy, execution, and content distribution.
Brent has led underwater photo workshops in the Bahamas, California, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, helping hundreds of guests take their photography to the next level. His online photo instruction includes hours of video tutorials available at Brent Durand Underwater, plus downloadable photo courses, gear guides and more.
Brent’s passion is creating unique images that convey raw ocean wilderness, most often while diving the rugged Northern California coast. When not working or diving, you’ll find Brent shooting photo and video, mountain biking, surfing, or relaxing with the family.
Behind the Scenes
I was selected as the diver featured in SCUBAPRO’s Seawing Supernova launch campaign. This project was a blast – from scripting the video to producing the photo/video shoot to being in front of the camera.
I’ve always been a strong believer in diving local and supporting our local dive communities.
I’m extremely honored to have been the ambassador for Citizen’s Promaster 200m Diver watch launch.
Services for Photographers
Online Photo Courses
Virtual Photo Lessons & Image Reviews
Private Photo Tours (above & below the surface)
Services for Clients
Stock Photo & Video Licensing
Content Strategy Consulting
Photo & Video Production / DP / Writer / Photographer
Public Speaking & Video Host
References and portfolios available upon request.