Creation of the Underwater and Swimming Images
A number of factors go into creating each of the images you see above.
Those factors include, but aren't limited to:
- - Whether the session is indoor or outdoor, which directly affects lighting and drama
- - The surrounding environment, which defines what I can do above water
- - Other people in the pool, which creates timing considerations (especially if there are kids around)
- - Depth of the pool water, which will affect the darkness of the water and the overall look of the images
- - Your stamina and effort
While they are all important and can have hugely varying effects on the final image, effort is the one consistent.
Poor effort equals poorer quality images. While speed isn't important to me for this type of session (as opposed to a swim meet where you better swim as fast as you can), it can't be captured. A fast swim and a slow swim look the exact same underwater through the camera lens.
What can be captured is how powerfully you kick or how powerfully you pull. In the above water work, this results in hands being seen at water level on your breast stroke and symmetry on your fly.
Under the pool surface, it's seen in the water displacement during your pulls and the wake you leave behind you.
While I don't want this to feel like practice or have the tiring effects of such, it is a like a mini-practice. We swim, repeat, swim and repeat - we just do it over a lot shorter distances. Each swimmer is different and therefore requires a different timing on my part.
I'm glad to talk with you about the session beforehand and give you all the information I can to help you decide on the right swimming venue to use. In fact, I discuss it quite a bit in my FAQs.
But effort is something I can't help you with. That comes from inside and the desire to make you images awesome!
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