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Underwater Fashion and Fantasy Photography Taken to New Depths

Underwater photography has been on the rise for the past couple of years but only recently has it reached such a high level of success artistically, as evidenced by the images below. It is a very specialized media and many photographers shy away from attempting it due to the array of difficulties attached to it: watertight equipment and housings, lighting, mastering the rhythm of the motion, lots and lots of potential snafus to overcome. But the unusual results are fascinating, truly unique, and well worth the effort.


Image: Elena Kalis - http://www.elenakalisphoto.com


Image: Elena Kalis

The images above were taken in the clear blue waters of the Caribbean but the nearest swimming pool can achieve similar results. Kalis also utilizes Photoshop to add to the already intriguing aspects of underwater photography.


Image: Elena Kalis

The fashion industry loves the results achieved by dunking their models and gowns. The swirling fabric and hair, the otherworldliness qualities are dramatic and arresting.


Mick Gleissner's Underwater Fashion - http://www.mickgleissner.com


Mick Gleissner's Underwater Fashion

Ric Frasier has won numerous awards for his work. The graphic elements of this advertisement illustrate the storytelling qualities of underwater photography.


Image: Ric Frasier for Natrecor - http://www.frazierproductions.com

For excellent tips on underwater photography try: http://www.uwphotographyguide.com or http://www.coral.org/resources/photo_tips

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Filed under: Photo Extras August 20, 2009
 
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