Keyword Workflow is brought to you by veteran underwater wildlife photographers and writers Marty Snyderman, Barry Guimbellot, and Eric Cheng.

Marty Snyderman


Residing in Solana Beach, CA, Marty Snyderman is a film producer, Emmy Award winning cinematographer, still photographer, author and speaker specializing in issues concerning marine wildlife and the marine environment. Marty serves as the Marine Life Editor for Dive Training Magazine and is the long time author of the magazine’s What’s That, Always Learning and Behind The Lens columns.

Marty’s still images have also been used by National Geographic Magazine, numerous National Wildlife Federation publications, Natural HistoryTimeNewsweek, the Mandalay Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay Aquarium, New England Aquarium, and Seattle Aquarium, and by numerous other publications and organizations expressing interest in the marine environment both in the United States and overseas. He is the author of ten books.

Marty’s film work has been seen on the PBS series Nature, numerous Discovery Channel programs, including To Be With Sharks  (View From The Cage), the second most widely watched premier in the history of Shark Week at the time it aired, the Warner Brothers hit (Free Willy), and a variety of programs that were aired by the British Broadcasting Corporation, NOVA, the Public Broadcasting System, CBS, and ABC.

Marty has been teaching underwater photography for almost 30 years and he takes a lot of pride in helping his students learn about and enjoy their own underwater photographic adventures.

Barry Guimbellot


Barry is a Contributing Editor for Dive TrainingDive Center Business, and *Wine Simplified *magazines, where they are responsible for the photography for two monthly columns. In addition to these assignments and more, he has produced 50 magazine covers. Barry has been President of the Dallas Underwater Photographic Society since its beginnings in 1992 and is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

As an amateur photographer, Barry was very active in photo contests, placing in most of the large contests in the U.S., with a total of 9 first place wins.  Most wins were in the “Creative” division, which required an advanced knowledge of Photoshop.  Perhaps his largest win was in a Ritz Photo contest, when he won a grand prize against 22,000 entrants.  

Barry has produced a very successful course, “Photoshop for the Underwater Photographer” that has been reproduced on DVD so that one may learn Photoshop and work on projects on their own time and in the comfort of their own home.  He often gives tutorial talks on both Photoshop and Lightroom.

Since becoming a professional photographer, his list of clients has included; Aeries Dive Equipment, Electronic Data Systems, Renata Batteries, Moby Drysuits, Excel Wetsuits, SeaLife Cameras, SeaCure Mouthpieces, Cressi Sub, Dive Goddess Diveskins, Dive Paradise-Cozumel, Hotel Cozumel Resort, Bonaire Tourist Board and Scholastic Books.

Eric Cheng


Eric Cheng is an underwater photographer and the chief editor and  publisher of Wetpixel.com, the premiere online community for  underwater photographers.

Eric is frequently sought after as a guest speaker and leads photography expeditions to remote marine destinations around the globe. He is also involved in ocean conservation, and is technical advisor and photographer for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.