James Emery Photo Pro


Our resident full time Photo-Pro is here to help you get the best possible images and videos while enjoying the wonderful macro critters of Lembeh Strait. James has a wealth of knowledge about both underwater photography and videography and offers formal courses, coaching and critiques as well as equipment recommendations, repairs and advice.

James Emery is well known for his outstanding underwater photography and videography, post processing skills, technical and product knowledge, extensive experience in teaching imaging courses and, of course, his passion for critters. UK born, James has been working in the field of underwater imaging since 2011 when he began shooting underwater videos in Koh Tao, Thailand. Since then, James has been actively shooting underwater images and videos in Thailand, the Philippines and the Maldives before joining our team in Lembeh in 2019.

Prior to entering the world of underwater imaging James studied video production at Bournemouth University and, having grown up close to the ocean and diving since he was 12 years old, James decided to combine his production skills with his passion for diving and moved to South East Asia. James’s images have featured in numerous publications including Dive Magazine UK, Wetpixel, UWP Mag and TDI training manuals. James’s short documentary “200 Sharks” has been exhibited in film festivals around the UK.

James is also an SSI Advanced Instructor and holds Extended Range and Closed Circuit Rebreather technical diving certifications. James is passionate about sharing his imaging knowledge and creativity with guests at Lembeh Resort through private underwater photography and videography courses which he tailor-makes to match individual needs.

James Emery’s Lembeh Strait Portfolio
James Emery Blue Ring
James Emery Photography
James Emery Frogfish
Macro Photography
James Emery Photography
James Emery Photography
James Emery Mimic Octopus
Hairy Frogfish
James Emery Underwater Photography
James Emery Underwater