More Underwater Fun!

Last week I posted some images from a test run while I was trying my hand at underwater photography. Today I am going to share some of the images taken during the photo shoot I was preparing for.

(c) Lynne Medsker
(c) Lynne Medsker

I must say this was harder than I thought – for both of us. Being buoyant has it’s disadvantages when you want to take photos UNDER the water.

(c) Lynne Medsker

We spent a few fun hours in and around the pool and both relaxed enough that by the end we were very comfortable with what we were doing. Which, if you hadn’t guessed yet, were pregnant belly pictures. 🙂

(c) Lynne Medsker
(c) Lynne Medsker
(c) Lynne Medsker

These are some of the ones taken under the water, I’ve got another post of the ones taken around the pool area above water.  Check back for those images tomorrow!

Lynne

Underwater Practice Photos

So, last month I decided to take on the challenge of doing some underwater portraits (that post will be coming soon). I couldn’t resist the idea of combining two of my favorite things – being in the water & taking photos.

What I couldn’t make myself do was take my big DSLR cameras under the water, no matter how safe & secure the housings they sell were supposed to be! So I compromised and got a housing for my point & shoot camera, thinking I could live with the idea (and expense) of having to replace a nice point & shoot if things went terribly wrong! Although I struggled with the housing, learning eventually that, yes, there is a front and back and, yes, it does matter which direction you put them together. It became much simpler after that discovery! My “‘test run” photo session was in the pool with my grandson as my model.  You’ll notice that it’s mostly arms, legs and life vest – he’s not one for being underwater just yet. I did capture this image of the one (and only) time he jumped into the pool and went all the way under the water. After messing around with photos under the water I began to play with photos looking up out of the water. Although I’m not sure what this first one is, it’s rather a cool abstract, anyhow. These are two fun pics I got of my grandson out of the pool and me under the water.

That was kind of a fun experiement, the hardest part is staying under the water while trying to compose & shoot! Although still not complete comfortable I felt like I could tackle the underwater portraits. I at least had confidence that the housing wouldn’t leak and ruin my camera! You’ll have to wait until next week to see the portraits. 🙂