Surface Chillout





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FrankSomma December 17, 2013
Wow this is some intriguing stuff Diego. Came good, real good!
LoanaLMP December 17, 2013
wow wow! incredible picture! love it very much :)
TonyGrant January 17, 2014
Man! This water stuff is amazing!
Gayde March 01, 2014
Excellent ! ..love it ! :)
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 October 07, 2014
Congratulations ! Beautiful image
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gondmagdi October 15, 2014
Stunning shot !
spinspinsugar33 February 15, 2015
I love this! It is breathtaking! The lightening and coloring are beyond perfection. I appreciate your work so much!

Behind The Lens

In a swimming pool near Bern, Switzerland
The picture was taken at noon, but since it was an indoor shooting, the time does not really matter for the lighting.
I used two Seacam underwater flashguns at about half the power.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 20mm, Seacam underwater housing and two Seacam underwater flashguns.
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.
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.
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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