Last year a friend and I discussed shooting his son. This summer I had wondered about doing some underwater shoots, our schedules meshed and we made it happen about a month ago. The photo sessions came with stipulations as to how I was to use the images. I wished I had known the circumstances surrounding the shoot before hand, giving me time to come up with something creative. In a studio, I could use shadows to my advantage, but in a sunlit pool I was a little at a loss.
Ready, set, wing-it!
On the plus side of things, he can hold his breathe for about 3 minutes and will become my pearl diver if I ever go back to Japan. I had to surface long before he did, gasp a breathe and submerge to shoot more. Not too bad, it was a hot summer day, and my “office” was a cool pool.
It was a beautiful day, we had fun in the pool, it was great seeing my friend again, and I got some images that I can use.
I must now wait another year or move to a more tropical climate with a pool of my own. Anyone have an indoor pool that I can use for free, let me know. If not, it will be a long autumn, winter and spring.
Onto other projects…