As we start up another new year, many of you may have planned personal projects. We LOVE personal projects here at Underwater Kids and believe if you really want to see growth and development in your photography, there is NOTHING like them to get you started!
But what about getting you in front of the camera as part of those personal projects? I know, I know, there is a reason why you are behind the camera. Believe me, I am with you....but lets just say you give it a try. And then let's say you want to try it underwater? How do you even begin?
We have asked a few of the most incredibly talented photographers we know to share their favourite underwater selfies and give us a few tips on how they accomplished them!
First up, the fabulous LeAnna Azzolini with her incredible pictures and a few tips on getting started taking those underwater self portraits.
Just gorgeous right? We asked LeAnna for a few tips on shooting underwater self portraits and she had this to say.
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We next asked the incredible Chelsea Cronkrite to share some of her favourite tips for taking self portraits underwater. This is what Chelsea shared with us.
Practicing sinking and breathing techniques will help you keep your cool when shooting underwater.
For taking self portraits, fully submerging your Go Pro Hero 5 sticking it all the way at the bottom of the pool facing can help make for a cool dome effect. Also shooting with it on a stair case or a ladder can help create other cool perspectives. If you have a split level dome, those help make for some pretty epic selfies as well. Using a bendy tripod can also up your self portrait game.
Things I Find Difficult :
Flotation, i'm very buoyant ha - and patience seem to be my main issues with shooting underwater
What Inspires Me:
Watching my daughters bond together through swimming, create new images that inspire others to create new inspiring images, watching the waves from underneath the surface
Follow Chelsea's work here:
Thanks to both of these incredible artists for sharing their thoughts and their work! Stay tuned for one more blog post about tips and tricks for self portraiture underwater next week!!