Margaret Hines is a selftaught Whitbybased photographer and has been shooting professionally since 2006. After dabbling with weddings, family portraiture, maternity shoots and corporate headshots, she soon discovered after extensive research that shooting underwater fantasy and fine art portraiture, with its post production peccadillos and particularly unique results, offered exactly the challenging new type of photographic expression she’d been searching for. Margaret is a Full Member of Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), holding a Craftsman of Photographic Arts (CPA) and a PPOC accredited judge. Her works have appeared in or been featured by Vistek Canada, Scotiabank Contact Magazine, Applied Arts Magazine, Epson Canada and Elaine Fleck Gallery, and have received a number of national and international awards. Margaret is also a Canadian Ambassador for Ikelite Underwater Housing Systems. Margaret will discuss the technical, safety and creative challenges that influence her underwater photography.