Elena Kalis is a superb talented photographer and artist, who was born in Russia and currently based in The Bahamas, on a small island, surrounded by pristine clear ocean. She specializes in underwater photography, Elena uses Canon 5D Mark II, 24,28,50mm Canon lens with red underwater color correction filter. Elena sometimes finds it necessary to shoot in swimming pools or with added light, especially for photos with lots of props, but prefers taking photos in the ocean and with natural light. Kalis spends a lot of time in the water, she hopes to inspire others to take a non-traditional approach to underwater photography.

Before she got into photography, Elena was a traditional artist and used brushes and paint on canvas. Then digital camera and software offered her huge opportunities for new images that were previously impossible to produce.