Ethereal Underwater Film Photography
Kim and James are self-pronounced water babies.
On our first meeting we had discussed the idea of using a water setting as a location for their pre wedding photography shoot.
A nice lakeside or fountain backdrop?
Nope! Lets do it underwater.
The pool was heated to an inviting 30 degrees prior to our arrival so we captured a few safety shots on land first.
Then we dived in and using a compact underwater camera and 35mm film camera with waterproof housing proceeded to have fun.
Underwater photography creates a dreamy, ethereal effect.
With floating clothing and natural lighting from the sun above bathing the surface and casting soft hazy shadows.
The high-speed film added noise to the black and white images creating a grainy look, reminiscent to vintage cameras of old.
Check out a few behind the scenes shots of my assistant and myself splashing about with flattering snorkels and wetsuits.