Diego_Gracia_Photography
Diego_Gracia_Photography

Surface Chillout



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FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma December 17, 2013
Wow this is some intriguing stuff Diego. Came good, real good!
LoanaLMP
 
LoanaLMP December 17, 2013
wow wow! incredible picture! love it very much :)
TonyGrant
 
TonyGrant January 17, 2014
Man! This water stuff is amazing!
Gaydee
 
Gaydee March 01, 2014
Excellent ! ..love it ! :)
florinabelu-alexandru
 
florinabelu-alexandru September 30, 2014
Can you tell me all the settings for this picture?For example:if you used an external blitz,what time was it,etc.
By the way,are you professional?Superb.
davidbidmead
 
davidbidmead October 07, 2014
Congratulations ! Beautiful image
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gondmagdi October 15, 2014
Stunning shot !
spinspinsugar33
 
spinspinsugar33 February 15, 2015
I love this! It is breathtaking! The lightening and coloring are beyond perfection. I appreciate your work so much!

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Behind The Lens

Location
In a swimming pool near Bern, Switzerland
Time
The picture was taken at noon, but since it was an indoor shooting, the time does not really matter for the lighting.
Lighting
I used two Seacam underwater flashguns at about half the power.
Equipment
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 20mm, Seacam underwater housing and two Seacam underwater flashguns.
Inspiration
When doing underwater photography, I always try to play with the viewers' senses. I therefore went very close to the water surface and rotated the image.
Editing
I did some beauty retouching on the model like use the Gaussian Blur filter on her skin. Further, I rotated the image by 180 degree. But most of the effect comes from desaturating the colors by around 85%.
In my camera bag
Usually, I have a D-SLR, my Canon EF 16-35mm, 24-70mm and 50mm in my bag, and usually a tripod. U complete underwater photography equipment is not something you just carry around like that, though.
Feedback
I prefer doing underwater photography in warm waters. I usually spend hours in the pool. It's up to the photographer whether he wants to show solidarity with the model or not and wear swimming trunks or a wet suit. But the model for sure does not wear a wetsuit, and if she get's cold, the shooting is over. I therefore prefer really warm and cozy water, for the model's and the shootings sake.

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