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2014 Great Lakes Shipwreck Photo Contest judges.


John Janzen

John Janzen is a rebreather and technical diving instructor who has been diving the Great Lakes for more than 25 years. He has made many notable achievements on regional shipwrecks such as the Carl D. Bradley, L. R. Doty, Lakeland and the Olive Jeanette. He also holds penetration records in submerged tunnels of regional copper and lead mines. In 2007, he and John Scoles recovered the Bradley's bell, which was the deepest artifact recovery ever performed in the great lakes by autonomous divers. The story is told in the Emmy award-winning documentary November Requiem. John has worked as a diver and/or videographer for National Geographic, NOAA, Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institution, Michigan State Police, U.S. Coast Guard, Wisconsin Historical Society, History Channel, the National Museum of the Great Lakes and other regional museums.

John has written for Wreck Diving and Advanced Diver Magazines, published the Diver's Guide to Lake Wazee and wrote the factory service manual for the Inspiration rebreather. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry and is a certified machinist. He assembled a small machine shop to create much of the specialized hardware used on his underwater camera systems. He works professionally as an Engineer in the defense industry, where he has contributed to many programs including Cray supercomputers, NASA, Navy Research Laboratory, National Missile Defense, DARPA, the Trident missile program and most recently, in the field of explosives chemistry.

 


First Annual Great Lakes Shipwreck Photo Contest


Meet the Judges:

Becky Kagan Schott
John Janzen
Vlada Dekina
Warren Lo
Jitka Hanakova
Cal Kothrade

All the judges are accredited shipwreck photographers who know what it takes to image large subjects in cold, dark water, in less than optimal visibility. They've all put on drysuits, deco and stage bottles, and gone into the gloom in 38F water to capture images of some of the Great Lakes' most elusive prizes.

That's the whole reason behind this contest...Great Lakes shipwreck photos judged by people who understand what it takes to get the shot.

 

 

 



Enter Contest

Point and Shoot any depth - traditional
SLR 130' depth or shallower - traditional
SLR 131' depth or deeper - traditional
Unrestricted (multi image mosaics or photoshopped images)


 


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Submit your photos now for the 2014 Great Lakes Shipwreck Photo Contest!

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