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Mermaid basking in the Hawaiian Sun rays bursting into the water below

Mermaid basking in the Hawaiian Sun rays bursting into the water below
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Yacoub
 
Yacoub September 10, 2017
Nice work. I love the concept. Been thinking of doing something on a mermaid. Thumbs up

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the West side of Oahu, Hawaii, where I make my home.
Time
Capturing subjects in the water here in Hawaii is best during the early morning hours between 7am and 11am. I took this shot between 9am and 10am.
Lighting
As with most of my underwater shots I use Natural Lighting almost exclusively. The only light source in this image is the brilliant sun rays peircing through the water.
Equipment
This was shot using a Canon 7DmII, a Tokina 10-17 fisheye, and an Aquatech Elite Housing.
Inspiration
A mermaid model from California named Rachel contacted me about doing an underwater shoot here on Oahu. She had many creative ideas and was an amazing swimmer! I found myself just having fun and being creative with her doing her thing and this is one of the shots that happened out of that interaction.
Editing
I do all of my post-processing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. I now edit in Lightroom using a control surface called Loupedeck.
In my camera bag
I am usually shooting either underwater or close to the ocean, shooting landscapes and seascapes. This is what I pack in my Lowepro bags: CANON EOS 7D Mark II with EF-S 18-135mm| Tokina AT-X 107 AF NH Fisheye 10-17mm | Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 | Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 | Oben CT-3581 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-126T Ball Head | Aquatech Elite 7D2 Sports Housing | HOYA HD3 CIR-PL and HOYA EVO Antistatic UV filters.
Feedback
The best advice I could give is to follow your passion. I know it sounds cliche but it’s true… if photography feels like work to you and it doesn’t fill you up and put a smile on your face then it may not be for you... or you just aren’t capturing the right subject matter. I learned early on that portrait photography wasn’t for me and I actually hated it, but once I found my sweet spot, shooting underwater, I knew I wanted to do it for the rest of my life. Your sweet spot may be puppies and kittens, newborn babies, or weddings… whatever it is, make sure that it makes you feel good every time you do it.

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