Wild Shutter Imaging LLC began in 2014 as a result of two brothers coming together to pursue a common passion for travel, adventure, and capturing the beauty of the natural world. This passion along with their experience and education in the business world makes Lee and Philip Burghard a unique and dynamic team.
We specialize in offering underwater film production services for a variety of projects. We believe in creativity and focus on applying a more artistic approach to our work. This combined with a commitment to delivering you with a fun, professional, and personalized experience are the essential tools behind our business. They allow us to offer products and services that are unique, tailored to meet your needs, and give you the best customer experience possible.
My love for underwater imaging began after my first dive back in 2008. I was overwhelmed by this whole new world I’d discovered and all of the wonder it held. The moments I’d had during my time diving were often hard to put into words, but with a camera in my hands all of that changed. With that discovery, my newfound passion for underwater filmmaking began.
Since 2009, I have dedicated myself towards perfecting my skills and learning as much about this profession as possible. My willingness to learn and drive to excel within this field has brought me to where I am today.
I am an award winning filmmaker, proud co-owner of Wild Shutter Imaging, and equipment specialist for Reef Photo & Video. I specialize in capturing video from challenging environments whether they’re near the surface or a hundred feet below. My opinion is that this type of profession is all about continued growth and creativity. I’m always pushing myself to try something new, unique, and different with my work. I look at every new project and challenge as an opportunity to further enhance my skills.
My passion for underwater imaging started back in 2011 when I took my first camera underwater. I truly had no idea what I was doing, but I quickly fell in love and realized that this would change me forever. I’ve spent the last few years finishing my Bachelors in Accounting and capturing images every chance I could get. Once I realized I was getting involved in a respected, but extremely boring career, I decided to make a change and pursue what I wanted most out of life. In addition to working as a photographer, I’m an Equipment Specialist for Reef Photo & Video, and are thoroughly enjoying the career change.
My hope is that my photographs will inspire others to appreciate the wonder and beauty of the world around us.