Last year I experimented with some underwater portrait photography with a good friend. It was a struggle. A lot of kinks to work out and many things I didn’t account for. It was really, really cold. It’s actually really hard for everyone to stay submerged. I needed to use my pro camera without any delay (previously shot with a underwater point and shoot). It’s hard to see. I needed a wide angle lens. On and on. Last Fall I decided to give it another try. Armed with gear from a friend who dives (a weighted pack pack, a dive light, a mask and snorkel) , an underwater housing for my Canon, and two willing models (who were excellent sports by the way), and assistant and a make up artist, I showed up at a friends pool ready to try again. Although I experienced a new set of issues, water with low clarity, settings on my camera impossible to change in housing, again with the freezing water, difficulty giving direction while underwater (duh), I think we came away with some images that are pretty cool. So, here’s to getting out of the comfort zone and trying new things! Next time, we’re shooting in July. I promise!