I'm an award-winning underwater and aerial cameraman based out of San Diego, CA. I started life after college working in a marine mammal genetics lab for NOAA but quickly found myself itching to tell stories, stories about conservation, about science, about the underrepresented, and about good people doing good things. I hopped into the camera world and haven't looked back. Before starting my own company, I spent a year traveling the world as the North American Rolex Scholar and I freelanced as a cameraman, director of photography, and producer for companies like Red Bull Media House, Discovery Channel, Silverback Films, Plimsoll Productions, National Geographic, the BBC, and EpicTV. 


  • PADI Divemaster

  • SDI/TDI Closed Circuit Rebreather

    • 300 hours on Evolution and rEvo combined

  • NSS-CDS Full Cave

  • FAA Part 107 (with 107.29 waiver)

  • PADI Rescue Diver

  • Red Cross CPR/First Aid

  • AAUS Scientific Diver

Kit List

  • Red Scarlet Weapon

  • Gates ProExplore Underwater Housing

  • DJI Inspire 2 X5S & X7

  • DJI Ronin

  • Rhino Motion Controlled Slider

  • Ronford Baker F4 Fluid Head and Tripod

  • Panasonic GH4

  • Nauticam Underwater Housing for GH4

  • Atomos Shogun

  • rEvo micro CCR

Hit Me Up!

  • Email: jeff.b.hester@gmail.com

  • Phone: 503-312-6428

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