Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:36 AM
Before the shooting I was thinking about this task and waited to meet masculine athletes with their competition swimsuits and the classic water polo hats but instead of this classic cliché image I met 12 beautiful girls full of joy and energy more models than athletes in body shape, ready to transform into colorful mermaids! The girls had already chosen the fabric color and were fighting for the month they wanted to represent.
While I was preparing the underwater studio, my assistant Rabea was given the task to dress the models with the long fabrics creating improvised dresses and give brief instructions on how to pose underwater. All girls surpassed the given instructions and all expectations posing with extraordinary grace and confidence, giving me dozens of grate shots! After a six hour shooting without stop we celebrated and laughed a lot with backstage incidents just to regain energy for the editing. As a result, the girls had many stunning images to select for their calendar, which was designed and printed with extra care just two days before the official presentation in a modern bar in center of Thessaloniki.
I have to mention that the calendar was not made just for the experience but because the girls were looking for an interesting way to fund their participation in the final phase of the national championship on July - August 2013
So, if someone wants to have this stunning calendar and help the girls in their cause can order it and receive it in a few days!
Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:57 PM
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:18 AM
Can you please explain what lighting setup you used?
Nikon D600, Nikon D80, Tokina 10-17mm FE, Sigma 14mm, 24mm macro, Nikon 60mm macro, Sigma 180mm macro. Nauticam NA-D600, 45° viewfinder, Subal ND80, GS180 viewfinder. Sea&Sea YS350 and YS90. ULCS arms.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:11 AM
First question to ask is whether the idea is to convey that the images are underwater, or to try to hide the fact. In the series above - these are water polo players so it would seem that one wants to convey that these are 'water' people.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:45 PM
Personally I find more interesting the photographs with the surface reflection like the second and the fourth shots I uploaded, but the final selection was made by the athletes themselves with their own personal criteria of how they looked and how they felt with each photograph with their image.
I believe that the existence of air bubbles is more useful to people that are not so familiar with underwater photography shots to understand that those are indeed photographs taken underwater.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:06 PM
- A Natural History Documentary -
Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:41 AM
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