In 2013, the creation of Oceanshutter.com began with hopes to share the beauty of the underwater world with everyone. The earth is mostly covered in water, and it is our pleasure to share our adventures in the depths of the sea with you. Oceanshutter.com is owned and operated by Dustin and Tyra Adamson.

In 2002, Dustin and Tyra created the ultimate buddy team by being married in July, in Bountiful, Utah. Being in the middle of a desert, Utah isn't known to be an underwater mecca. However, Dustin and Tyra found a love of the ocean from their many travels abroad. They try to get out of the country 2-3 times a year to experience the magic that the ocean has to offer. Their journeys have taken them all over the world, with many more places to visit. Some of the destinations where they have travelled includes: Cozumel, Mexico, St Lucia, All the Cayman Islands, Roatan Honduras, Bonaire, Florida Keys, Crystal River Florida, Puerto Rico, Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii, Fiji, Australia, Palau, Lembeh Strait Indonesia, Komodo Indonesia, Anilao Philippines, Dumaguete Philippines, the Red Sea in Egypt, Galapagos Islands, Revillagidedo Islands, Milne Bay Papua New Guinea, Truk Lagoon, Bali Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Tiger Beach Bahamas, and Bimini Bahamas.

Having lived in Utah her whole life, Tyra began scuba diving in 1998. Because she swam competitively on the High School swim team, as well as being a lifeguard, going underwater just seemed natural for her. At one point Tyra was majoring in photography in college, but soon switched to computer science. In 2006 she decided to take her love of photography underwater. With a trip to Palau in Sept. 2006, she got her first experience with using a camera underwater. She has been shooting away ever since. Despite her propensity for sea sickness, Tyra’s love of the water keeps her going strong, always searching for the perfect shot. Starting with a Canon 10D in an Ikelite housing, she has since graduated to using a full frame Canon 5D Mark II. Her lens of choice are the 100mm Macro, 8-15mm fisheye, 15mm fisheye, and the 17-40mm wide angle lens. She also employs the use of Ikelite Strobes, Sola Focus lights, and Macromate wet diopter. Tyra's work has been published in Alert Diver, ScubaDiver Australasia, as well as some local newspapers.  

Also having lived in Utah his entire life, at the age of 17, Dustin had the opportunity to go to Australia with a good friend of his. It was this trip that gave him the motivation to get certified as a scuba diver. Up until 2011, Dustin served as Tyra’s main critter spotter. But after Tyra had an unfortunate housing flood in the Philippines, the camera/housing insurance kicked in, and they suddenly had an extra housing Dustin could use for video. This was a blessing in disguise. It started Dustin down a boarder-line obsession for underwater video.  He is currently shooting with a full frame Canon 1DX Mark II and a Nauticam housing. For lighting, he uses 2 Sola 8000’s and a Sola 2000/2100/2500. He also uses the Xit404 tripod with twist clamp legs. Lenses include 8-15mm fisheye, 16-35mm F4L wide angle, and the 100mm macro lens.  All equipment is purchased through www.backscatter.com.


Dustin's Films have received some notable attention from worldwide organizations, including: Alert Diver Magazine, The Biowall, Scuba Diver Life, Huffington Post, Smithsonian Channel and the Underwater Photography Guide.  In 2015, Dustin had the privilege of being invited to be a member of the prestigious Ocean Artist Society.

Dustin has also enjoyed success in various film competitions and festivals around the world:

2013 - 'Rolling in the Deep' - First Place Classic Film - SEA International Photo & Video Competition

2013 - 'Rolling in the Muck' - Official Selection - Oceans 13 International Film Festival

2013 - 'The Triangle' - Official Selection - Oceans 13 International Film Festival

2013 - 'The Triangle' - Official Selection - San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition

2014 - 'Darwin's Dream' - Bronze Award - Our World Underwater Film Competition

2014 - 'Darwin's Dream' - Official Selection - Beneath the Waves Film Festival

2014 - 'Rolling in the Deep - Anilao' - Official Selection - Beneath the Waves Film Festival

2014 - 'Darwin's Dream' - Runner Up - ADEX Voice of the Ocean Film Competition

2014 - 'Darwin's Dream' - Official Selection - World Oceans Day Hawai'i Film Festival

2014 - 'The Triangle' - Official Selection - Scuba Show Film Festival

2014 - 'Darwin's Dream' - Official Selection - Scuba Show Film Festival

2014 - 'Critter Planet' - Official Selection - Scuba Show Film Festival

2014 - 'Yawning Celebration' - First Place - Video Snapshot - SEA International Film Competition

2014 - 'Manta Up Close' - Honorable Mention - Video Snapshot - SEA International Film Competition

2014 - 'Darwin's Dream' - First Place - Video Classic - SEA International Film Competition

2014 - 'Darwin's Dream' - Best of Show - Bob Commer Award of Excellence in Underwater Photography -

2014 - 'Darwin's Dream' - Official Selection - San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition

2014 - 'Critter Planet' - Official Selection - San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition

2014 - 'Darwin's Dream' - First Place - Cairns Underwater Film Festival

2014 - 'Darwin's Dream' - Runner Up - Ocean Geographic - Vision of the Sea

2015 - 'Black and White' - 3rd Place - Our World Underwater

2015 - 'Critter Planet' - Official Selection - Beneath the Waves Film Festival

2015 - 'Octopuses of the Night' - Official Selection - Beneath the Waves Film Festival

2015 - 'Black and White' - Official Selection - Beneath the Waves Film Festival

2015 - 'Critter Planet' - 1st Place Video of the Year - ADEX - Voice Of the Ocean

2015 - '18 Years' - Official Selection - San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition

2015 - 'OctoArt' - Official Selection - San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition

2015 - 'Black and White' - Official Selection - 40Fathoms Film Festival

2015 - 'Darwins Dream' - Official Selection - 40Fathoms Film Festival

2015 - 'The Triangle' - Official Selection - 40Fathoms Film Festival

2015 - 'Critter Planet' - Official Selection - 40Fathoms Film Festival

2016 - '18 Years' - Bronze Award - Our World Underwater Film Competition

2016 - 'Stay With Us' - Official Selection - Scuba Show Film Festival

2016 - 'Stay With Us' - 3rd Place - Turquoise Bay International Film Festival

2016 - 'OctoArt' - Official Selection - Beneath the Waves Film Festival

2016 - 'OctoArt' - Official Selection - Scuba Show Film Festival

2016 - '18 Years' - First Place - SEA International Film Competition

2016 - 'OctoArt' - Second Place - SEA International Film Competition

2016 - 'Betty Bomber' - First Place - SEA International Film Competition

2016 - 'Ghost Pipefish of PNG' - First Place - SEA International Film Competition

2016 - 'Frogfish Finds Nemo' - Second Place Snapshot - SEA International Film Competition

2016 - 'Island of the Gods' - Official Selection - San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition

2016 - 'Stay With Us' - Audience Choice Award - San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition

 


Links to View Dustin's Video pages:

Vimeo
YouTube


All images and video are copyright protected. Any unauthorized use will be subject to legal action. If you wish to use any of the photos or video on www.oceanshutter.com, please use the 'contact us' link on the home page to contact us regarding use and licensing of any photo or video.