Underwater


Photography is something I always wish I could spend more time on. I really enjoy photographing, but it's not something I would usually schedule or plan to do. It's been more of a spontaneous thing for me and that's why I always ended up not doing it as much as I wish.

So recently I tried to change that. I've been actually scheduling photography sessions with people I want to photograph. I'm really new to photographing people, but I really enjoy it, there are so many things you can do and the atmosphere of the pictures is different with every subject.

I am the kind of person who likes to shoot digital only when I know exactly what I want the photograph to be. So I use my digital camera mostly for my product photos, tutorial or behind the scenes shots. When I photograph just for the sake of pretty pictures, I love to use film. I really like the challenge of planning every shot, not just clicking a lot and getting something good eventually. I also like how film photos sometimes surprise me with some accidental effects I don't plan. And I just love the atmosphere, the colors and contrast film photographs have, you almost don't need to post-process them, they look good anyway!

Having said all that, the first photographs I'm going to share with you were actually not shot on film. This was my first try on shooting underwater. A friend of mine was shooting a music video and I came along to help out, so I just thought I'd try to take some photographs as well. The experience with underwater was somehow similar to shooting on film. We didn't have any proper diving equipment, just goggles and an underwater case for the camera. So every shot was kind of a surprise. You just dive, take a picture and see what comes out. It was hard to plan and control it both for me and for the model. Lucky for me the model is a ballerina, so her poses were always beautiful! I also got some unexpected lighting effects and I love the muted colors and floating feeling of the shots!

I can't wait to try this again! I'm really happy with these shots, but I know I still have a lot to learn. Have you ever shot under water? What have your experiences been like?



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