Shooting Under Water

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If you have the resources or budget to buy or rent a underwater camera housing, it will naturally give the best results when shooting under water. For most photographers, it’s not part of our standard tool kit. Instead, using a simple waterproof point and shoot camera will do the trick.

This ‘Suicide Bride‘ photo shoot was one of the most adventurous shoots I’ve ever done. And it was all shot using a old waterproof point and shoot film camera. We shot at a small lake and a nearby field. This was a spontaneous shoot with couple days preparation.

After the field, we shot at an island in the middle of the lake. Then we took the boat to deeper water which was more clear. It was windy and occasionally rained. We jumped in and out of water. After every couple shots, we had to swim to catch up with the boat. The point and shoot camera had a fixed focus at 6 feet. It was challenging to position ourselves at that exact distance apart under water.

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