For most swimmers, the most fun and challenging turn to make is the backstroke turn.
Combining a 180 degree flip with a push off the wall at an accurate depth and generating enough lower body power to glide underwater for a seemingly endless distance before surfacing seems like a lot. Well, it is.
But to speak honestly, it's one of the coolest images to capture underwater and also one of the toughest.
Capturing this shot from the side means spot-on lighting and excellent timing as the leg position has to be almost perfect to create a stunning capture.
Shooting closer to head on offers a different set of challenges. Leg position and lighting is still key, but focusing at something coming straight at you is one of the most challenging situations for a camera. Now, try doing it underwater.
Fortunately, my system for getting this image is pretty good and capturing the turn from a different session underwater gives parents and swimmers a completely different view.
It is a lot of fun to create image underwater that offer unique and different views from what most see. Sitting in the stands, you'll never see the backstroke turn as more than a blurry silhouette under the ripples of the pool water.
So, let's take your swimmer and and create images in a way you've never seen them. Contact me and let's get started underwater!
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