How crazy awesome is that!?!? Here's what the camera bag looks like ... and yes, it was a little nerve racking to put it in the water for the first time with your camera in it, but everything went well! We all survived! LOL!
Now, onto the research part of this endeavor. I ain't even gonna lie to ya, I had to sit down and do some serious research on just how to go about shooting people in the water and I gotta tell you, the video selection on Youtube is not all I was hoping it could be. The selection of how-to's on the subject of underwater shooting was dismal at best so I ended up rewatching the vidoes that I thought might be worth my time and started to study the things that was being DONE and not so much of what was being said. Heck, I even watched a few videos in a few foreign languages just so I could at least 'see' some tips & tricks. (True story!)
And so, after a few long hours on the internet I bit the bullet and had a few folks come over and play with me. For my first several sessions I will be using my 50mm prime lens, or more like I'm stuck using it because my wide angle died on me last month, so for now I'm limited to doing close up, portrait style shots. But trust me, that's a small feat on it's own especially when you consider that since I'm up close and personal with my models, their faces have to be perfectly relaxed and not looking as if they are holding their breath. Easier said than done!
Here's a few snap shots taken on the two days that I got to play in the water.