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Swimming and Underwater Photography Sessions

If swimming is your sport of choice, congratulations on choosing one of the toughest sports on planet Earth! That's a personal opinion of course.

Swim sessions revolve around you and the skills you have developed. It is the one time in the pool where you'll be less focused on speed and more focused on the mechanics of the stroke.

I include both above and under water images in every session, with the underwater portion focused on photographing your strokes from the side and then head on. We'll also spend time creating turn pictures and those awesome dolphin kick images coming from the turn - the solo shot of you training in an empty pool!

Additionally, I leave time for you to be creative and add some poses you might have found that you think are interesting.

Enjoy the gallery of images below and feel free to contact me with any questions!

How to book

Booking starts with reaching out via the contact form. That gives me the basic information I need and a way to get back in touch with you.

From there, we start working on picking the date for the session. Because I am at the mercy of the TAC Titans practice schedule as well as other events that Triangle Aquatic Center hosts, availability may range from the next day to the next month. If you are in a hurry to get your session scheduled, include that in your email. In most situations, Saturday and Sunday afternoons will work best.

Once we have the date scheduled, then we can focus on question regarding the session, most importantly, the choice of swim suit and cap.

From there, it's easy swimming and having some fun in the pool!

Charlotte NC Underwater freestyle turn image
Butterly stroke image underwater with young swimmer
Dolphin Kick underwater in Black and White
Senior Swimmer on deck wearing team deck coat
Bubble trail from swimmer diving underwater
Roanoke VA Deck Image of High School Senior Swimmer
Swimmer Butterfly Stroke Underwater portrait
Tough High School Senior Swimmer on white backdrop
Freestyle stroke captured from head on while underwater
TAC Titans Butterfly Swimmer Underwater picture
YMCA Swimmer Underwater demonstrating backstroke
Low angle backstroke photograph from underwater
Tight Butterfly swim image of male swimmer
Black & white image of butterfly swim for young swimmer
High School Senior Swimmer Butterfly Underwater
Charlotte Underwater Swimming Photography
Fun Swimming Photography Greensboro NC
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Greenville Underwater Swimming Picture
Cary Underwater Swimming Photographer
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Wake Forest Rolesville Underwater Photography
Greensboro Swimmer Underwater Picture
Raleigh NC Canadian Olympic Swimming Trialer
Low angle image captured underwater of freestyle stroke
Breaststroke pullout underwater image of NC swimmer
Underwater image of butterfly swimmer mid stroke
Backstroke pull view from Underwater
High School Senior swimmer backstroking image
Competition pool image of teen breaststroke swimmer
Muscular young swimmer in bright colored suit portrait
Young swimmer breaststroke image from competition pool
Underwater swimmer image backstroke
Backstroke Dolphin from the bottom of the indoor pool
Breaststroke swimmer in perfect symmetry underwater pic
Composite Swimming Image of young swimmer
Intense Swimmer Portrait Image on the pool deck
Raleigh Swimmer Photography
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Photograph of Swimmer Underwater Greensboro NC
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Swimmer Start Image in Raleigh
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Underwater breaststroke pullout Charlotte NC
Underwater image of butterfly stroke with local swimmer
Low Angle breaststroke pullout image in 12 feet pool
Butterfly stroke underwater in 12 foot deep pool
Backstroke silhouette underwater against lane lines
High School Senior swimmer image of butterfly stroke
Senior Swimmer Swimming Portrait on Pool Deck
Swimming Butterfly from low angle Underwater Image
Indoor swimming photo underwater in Cary NC
Awesome deck shot of young intense swimmer
Dolphin Kick Underwater Swimming Image
Freestyle swimmer in red suit image captured underwater
Columbia SC Swimmer Underwater backstroke turn
Best Raleigh Underwater Photographer
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Greensboro Indoor Pool Swimming Image
Photograph of Swimmer in Greensboro North Carolina
Greenville High School Senior Swimmer Underwater
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Best Raleigh Underwater Swimming Portrait
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Swimmer portrait against white wall in training area
Marlins of Raleigh Swimmer Deck Photograph
US Paralympic team member backstroking underwater
Swimmer deck shot adjusting goggles before swimming
High School Senior Freestyle Swimming below the surface
Virginia Underwater Swimming Photographer
Backstroke turn underwater off the wall with VA Swimmer
RAC Swimmer freestyle pull underwater
Charlotte Swimmer butterfly stroke in competition pool
Straight on image of the butterfly stroke underwater
Muscular Senior Swimmer adjusting goggles
Swimmer Deck Image Raleigh NC
Breast stroke image captured from deep in a indoor pool
Backstroke push off in Deep Competition Pool Image
Raleigh Underwater Swimming Photography
Best Charlotte Underwater Swim Photography
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Swimmer Portrait on Starting Block Charlotte NC
Wake Forest Swimmer Underwater Photograph
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Swimming Turn Photograph Underwater Greensboro
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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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