Underwater Photography

Surf Lifestyle images in Deerfield Beach, Florida


Recently we were called upon to create impelling lifestyle images with a surf style in mind.  Here are a couple.

Marketing images for Gumbo Limbo Nature center

Here are some images we shot from our favorite Nature Center, Gumbo Limbo!


Marketing images with Gumbo Limbo Nature Center


We have collaborated with Gumbo Limbo Nature center in Boca Raton to provide them images anytime they need them as a donation of our services.  Here are some new ones we took recently with the new tank feature.



Humana on location Testimonial in South Florida

In tandem with a full film crew we shot supporting stills for a Humana testimonial campaign in South Florida of a typical active Floridian.  Here are a few of the many we shot for them of the subject from the morning beach workout to the park to at home!

Inside the tank aquarium images for Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, Florida

BRC_8844InsideTanksOur favorite nature non profit Gumbo Limbo Nature asked us to photograph some images inside their new tanks.  After taking the plunge inside we felt right at home with all the fish surrounding the cameras!  Here are a few!

Underwater portraits!


Really stoked to be working with Watershot underwater camera housings for my Iphones!

My official go to housing when shooting with an iPhone 5 when not using my SLR.  Capable of extreme depths and constant abuse.  Check them out on watershot.com and insert @benjhicks for a discount!

My official go to housing when shooting with an iPhone 5 when not using my SLR. Capable of extreme depths and constant abuse. Check them out on watershot.com and insert @benjhicks for a discount!

Recently I teamed up with Watershot Underwater camera housings for your Iphone and Samsung Galaxy!  Follow me on my facebook/benhicksphotos and instagram @benjhicks accounts to see the images.  Use my code: @benjhicks for a dicsount!  Check them out at watershot.com!

Covershoot with Paddleboard superstar Lacie Flynn for the Atlantic Current Magazine!

Recently the Atlantic Current contacted us to shoot another cover being my 5th for the magazine.  Here are some outtakes from the shoot!

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Underwater Fashion

Here are a few shots from a fashion shoot last week.  All shot during daylight hours in a pool with black bakdrops.

On assignment in the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia – Surf Photo trip

For the second year in a row I was asked to document a trip through the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia of the coast of Sumatra for a group of surfers from around the world.  We ventured out on a 12 day trip on the Indies Trader 3 boat with legendary captain Martin Daly and his experienced crew.  We scored perfect pumping waves the entire trip.  We shot half the time in the water and half out in the boats and skis.  Below are some of my favorite images of the trip!

3rd Annual 10 FPS Photos 2012

Take a look at the 2012 edition of my 10 Frames Per Second (FPS) video which is a review of the last 12 months of shooting.  Check out more with my 3rd Annual Photo Exhibit at Island Water Sports on Friday January 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. where I will present my most memorable images and describe what it took to get each shot.  Win some cool stuff from Quiksilver and Electric while supporting the local Jr. Surfrider Foundation.

Fanatic SUP Paddleboard 2013 Catelog Cover

Recent Cover for Fanatic SUP 2013 Catelog

New Lifestyle image campaign with Salt Life brand

Recently Salt Life purchased a handful of images for use in their in house ad campaigns.  Look for them at their retail stores.  They will be featuring their team rider Cappy that I recently shot on a trip to Indonesia.  Here are two images below that have been featured thus far. 

Indonesia Photo trip April 2012 – Mentawai Islands about the Indies Trader 3

I was asked to cover 8 guys on a surfing trip of their lives aboard the Indies Trader 3 throughout the Mentawai Islands over the course of 12 days.  Adventure is not even the word.  Chasing waves with the best boats and technology available….. in the best place in the world is an experience I wanted to share.  So I did, everyday on my blog partnership with www.Slavetothewave.com!  I had a series of blogs where I wrote and posted photos of everyday and the people, waves and experiences we encountered.  You can see them all here www.slavetothewave.com/ben-hicks/

Here are some of my favorite images from the trip.

Keenan Flegel new team board shot on Inland Surfer

Some new stuff on World Champ Keenan Flegel’s board sponsor Inland Surfer website. http://inlandsurfer.com/boards/12/keenan.htm


Michigan Landscapes

Here are some recent Landscape shots while on a recent visit to Michigan

One of the many Tiny Bubbles shoots…from above, while waiting there turn

Lately Stephanie has been super busy shooting, writing orders, previewing sessions, and you name it. When I get a chance I help her out on the shoots and occasionally fire some frames. Here are a couple from a shoot while the kids were waiting there turn.

Tiny Bubbles Underwater shoot

This weekend we also shot little Amanda who turned out to be a fish!

Tiny Bubbles Shoot at Boca Raton Beach Resort

Shooting a group shot

This weekend we were commissioned to shoot a private party and 16 girls for underwater portrait shots.  We shot them in a public pool with less than 5 mins per kid, which is nothing. Thanks to Missy for coming in to help as well.