Eric Cheng is Director of Photography at Lytro
and is an award-winning underwater photographer. Eric won a prestigious Antibes Festival award for his work with Wetpixel.com
, the Antibes underwater imaging web site of the year. His underwater photographs have won contests like the prestigious Nature's Best Magazine photo competition, which placed some of his work in the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum. Eric's photography has been seen in dozens of magazines and books worldwide.
Eric is the publisher of Wetpixel.com, the premiere online community for underwater photographers. Hosting thousands registered underwater photographers internationally, Wetpixel's friendly community offers breaking news, reviews, features, community forums, image galleries, photo contests, photo expeditions, and more. Eric strives to provide a forum for photographers to share their work and discuss ocean-related issues, and in turn, educate viewers about the beauty and fragility of the marine ecosystem.
Through Wetpixel Expeditions, Eric leads regular photography expeditions and workshops around the world. He has given seminars and lectures internationally at events such as TEDx, Boston Sea Rovers Clinic, DEMA, Digital Shootouts, Kona Classic, Scuba Diving Magazine events, and others.
Caught between technical and creative worlds, Eric holds bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from Stanford University, where he also studied classical cello performance.
Eric is heavily involved in ocean conservation and is on the Board of Directors of Shark Savers
, an organization dedicated to shark conservation.