Monday, January 13, 2014

Amanda Cotton presenting "Big Animal Photography: What is our impact?"at SFUPS

Amanda Cotton will be presenting "Big Animal Photography: What is our impact?" at the South Florida Underwater Photography Society meeting Tuesday January 14th, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. If you'll be in the area come join the fun!

*Tuesday, January 14th; 7:00pm Social, 7:30pm Meeting at the Courtyard Marriott Ft. Lauderdale North, 2440 W. Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale

Friday, November 1, 2013

Among Giants

"Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform a hundred feet up in the tree canopy. Already three years into the tree-sit when filming begins, AMONG GIANTS blends vérité cinematography with intimate personal reflection to create a vivid picture of life in the trees and the unwavering dedication of the activists.

This film was shot and edited in 2011, and a year later, the tree-sit ended as a victory for the tree-sitters ( As of 2013, negotiations are still underway for the sale of the land, and the exact acreage is still being determined.

Huge thanks to "Farmer," "Bingmouse," "Amanita," and the rest of the tree-sitters for allowing us to live with them and film their story. Learn more about their work, donate, and see what they're up to now: for further requests about the film, please contact Thanks for watching!

- Chris, Ben, Sam // Rainhouse Cinema"

Among Giants from Rainhouse Cinema on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Press Release: "The topic of Ocean Awareness is the best subject to end the 10th anniversary year of the Ocean Artists Society. This topic is our ultimate goal, to deliver a message of ocean awareness through our artwork.

In this anniversary year, we have grown exponentially in how we deliver our messages. In showcasing our artwork, we have brought a better awareness to sharks, water, and coral reef conservation."

In this issue, we hope to show you what we believe you should know about Ocean Awareness. It is our individualistic “take home” message for you.
-Charlie Fasano
Executive Director
Ocean Artists Society

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Friday, August 23, 2013

If Only I Could Follow...

Monday, August 12, 2013

Cristina Zenato: Helping Sharks

Cristina Zenato works to remove a hook from a small caribbean reef shark on a recent dive in Freeport, Grand Bahamas.

Shark Handler: Cristina Zenato

Filmed & Edited By: Amanda Cotton

Cristina Zenato Hook Removal 101 from A COTTON PHOTO Creative Works on Vimeo.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sport Diver Magazine Features Shark Diving

We're always happy to see our images used to actively support changing people's perceptions about sharks. The current issue (August 2013) of Sport Diver magazine features a piece on shark diving including several UW photographers including our own Amanda Cotton. If you haven't already gotten your hands on a copy make sure you do, it's an issue not to be missed.

Image ©Amanda Cotton
Operator: Epic Diving

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cape Town, South Africa Sharks Galore Expedition with Cristina Zenato

Featuring Special Guest: Shark Professional Cristina Zenato

June 21st - June 28th, 2014

Join A COTTON PHOTO photographer Amanda Cotton, along with professional shark diver, Cristina Zenato on this shark expedition to one of South Africa's top destinations for shark diving, Cape Town. Encounters will include sevengill sharks in beautiful kelp forests, several species of cat sharks, blues and mako sharks during offshore blue water dives, the notorious breaching great whites off Seal Island in False Bay, as well as cage diving with great whites. Up to 14 different species of shark may be encountered during this expedition, a shark lovers dream! 

All Shark Diving
Accommodations Double Occupancy
*Single Occupancy available at additional cost
Airport Transfers

NOT Included:
Crew tips

Additional Information:

This is a land-based shark diving trip offered through A COTTON PHOTO with guest Cristina Zenato. Cristina is a world renowned shark expert, having worked with several different species of sharks over a 20 year career. She is best known for her work with caribbean reef sharks in the Bahamas and implementing tonic immobility.

Both SCUBA and free diving/snorkeling will be offered with the sharks throughout the week. Shooters and non-shooters are welcome on this trip.

Also included is this extraordinary adventure:

Game drive visit where we will encounter Africa's BIG 5 land animals
Cape Point half day tour
Dive with Cape Fur Seals
Visit to Penguin Colony in Simon's Town

To learn more about this expedition please email us at Space is very limited on this special shark experience. Don't miss out, contact us today!