Zac Macaulay is an underwater photographer and cameraman
Zac likes to use a strong graphic element in his filming and underwater photography, using design, colour palette and good composition as a thread that runs through his work.


About Zac Macaulay Underwater Cameraman DOP and Photographer

Zac has worked with some of the best people in the business, including specialist studios, riggers and lighting gaffers (amongst other professions), in a career as an underwater cameraman and photographer that has taken him and his crew all over the world. He has shot for a wide variety production companies and agencies both advertising and editorial for many and varied clients. He likes to use a strong graphic element in his photographic style, using colour and composition as a thread that runs through his work.

He is as happy shooting commercial advertising shoots in purpose-built flooded studios, tanks or private pools for ultimate control as he is in the open sea on assignment. He has built up countless fix it contacts all around the world to help facilitate your production and a large knowledge of locations to help you find that special beach or bay just right for your shoot.

Film / movie and stills Production – Cameras

Film – Arri Alexa Mini or full size Alexa in a Gates housing.

Film – Red Epic Dragon (6K) or Weapon (8K) in a Gates Deep Dragon Housing.

Film – Seacam, Panasonic GH5 combination. This competes with most pro movie cameras in terms of quality, shooting at 4K at 25, 30, 50 or 60p also in 1080 at 100 or 180p. The image stabiliser is great for smooth shooting.

Stills – Seacam, Panasonic GH5 or Nikon D800 combination. For more detailed description of kit visit the ‘Movie’ page

Zac is a camera housing and camera owner / operator and pricing for Zac is based on a competitive day rate. We can always work to a budget if required, let us know your requirements.

Underwater Studios
Zac knows a range of underwater film studios, tanks, pools or locations (in the UK, and abroad) with day rates to suit all budgets, depending on your project or production.

Lighting can be either a competitive all in package or more bespoke equipment for specialist larger shoots which may require a qualified electrician. Zac uses the latest underwater camera systems.

Zac owns a certain amount of underwater and dry lighting which can be incorporated (if appropriate) within some shoot budgets.

Zac has a tight well known crew that he has worked with for many years. Crew are generally tailored to the production type, from just one camera assistant to a much larger crew for larger productions.

HSE Qualification
Zac holds the all important HSE qualification, a legal requirement to work underwater in the UK with crew and lighting productions.

All images on this website are copyright of Zac Macaulay. No reproduction is allowable without written permission.

Thanks to BSOUP for everything



Zac has won many awards for his underwater photography.
These are some of the most recent:

2012 Finalist, Non-Commissioned Portrait & Non Commissioned Moving Image (AOP) Association of Photographers Awards

2009 Runner Up, Advertising category for best stills image, Marseille World Festival of Underwater Film and Photography

2008 Finalist , Commissioned Classic Landscape category, (AOP) Association of Photographers Awards 

2008 Shortlisted, Best of Show, British Underwater Image Festival 

2007 Winner, Palme d’Or, Advertising category for best stills image, Antibes Underwater Film and Photography festival

2007 Runner Up, Advertising category for best stills image, Antibes Underwater Film and Photography festival 

2006 Winner, Canon Open Category, British Underwater Image Festival

2006 Runner Up, Canon Open Category, British Underwater Image Festival

2004 Gold Medal Winner, International Festival of Underwater Film & Photography


Pantene Pro V
Myleene Klass
The Sunday Times
Conde Nast
Conde Nast Traveller
London Sea Life

Diver Magazine

Little Dolphin Images
Smack Deli
British Swimming
Image Source
Getty Images


Bristol Myers Squib

British Heart FOundation
Age Concern
Royal Caribbean
Sky 1


There is no secret to success in any thing done well. Its just hard work, focus, and a gene or two from your grandparents”

Water allows me to have the space to shoot creatively and in three dimensions like no other medium”

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