Zero Gravity – Learning Underwater Portrait Photography with John Chandler
This Workshop, for the Professional Photographers of North Carolina (PPNC), will demonstrate HOW to conduct a safe and productive Underwater Portrait Session. I will focus you on these areas; WATER SAFETY, the importance of controlling your BOUYANCY, what EQUIPMENT is essential, LIGHTING and how water effects LIGHT, and lastly wardrobe suggestions. This will be a HANDS-ON workshop so please expect to get wet. Underwater housings for your camera will be made available so you can experience and better understand all that you need to experience the fun of Underwater Portrait Photography. I will guide you through my three phases of an Underwater Portrait Session; Poolside, in-water surface, and then underwater.
WHAT ABOUT CAMERA GEAR? If you have an UW housing for your camera please bring that. EVERYONE who wants to experience this will be in the water with John so you can enjoy the challenges (and fun) of UW Photography. you will have models to practice both Pool Side and in Pool shots.
John Chandler was all wet when, in 1995, he began his career as a professional photographer and he stayed wet for years as an underwater photographer. In 1998 he published the first of three books whose images reflected the underwater beauty of the Western Pacific. In 2002 his career as a photographer melded with his wife’s career, who was an artist painting portrait in oil and pastels. Together they established Chandler Studios shifting his photographic interests from the beach to the studio.