By day, Emma Li is a master free diving instructor in beautiful Bali. In her free time she also shoots captivating photos of surfers, divers, and the creatures who call the ocean home. We talked to Emma about her photography and why the ocean inspires her.
Emma: I did my first underwater photo in Tonga in 2019.
That was my first time swimming with humpback whales and I didn't want to miss any beautiful moment of that. So I borrowed my friend's Sony RX-5 and just took some photos of whatever I wanted.
Currently I'm using Sony 6500 with 10-18mm lens.
I like all kinds of photo shooting but underwater photography is my favorite. Because all ocean creatures are so beautiful and I'd love to share them with others.
No doubt the ocean! At the beginning I'm just enjoying the big blue water, then I started trying to take some pictures.
This is my favorite so far! I know I will have a better one soon. I like it because the humpback whale looks so elegant and pretty, like she is dancing in space—also this is my first underwater photo.
Actually I don't have a special photographer to name, but Eli Dipp is my friend and we always took pictures and learn how to improve photo shooting together.
Enjoy what you do! If you are enjoying taking photos of what you like, of course you will get amazing pictures.