Underwater photography lighting setup

Dramatic lighting setup for a dramatic under water scene. The model is successfully expressing how a hangover really feels.
Lighting diagram for under water photography

Photographer Johan Marklund gives us this extraordinary under water lighting setup. Working with under water photography is slightly different from regular photography. Here is Johan’s own words about the photo session:

– “Helena Engelbrecht offered me here assistance as a pre-lighting model for a commercial photoshoot I had promised to do underwater with the staff of a big company.

Ideas are fun but serously I had no figure out how to light under water. So two days before D-day we went of to the pool to try out the setting (two days before that I had discovered that radio transmitters do NOT work under water).

So after some thinking I came up with the idea to use a slave trigger wrapped in a plastic bag outside of the Ewa-marin housing in which I had my camera with a flashgun on low-power. The slave trigger itself was corded to my Ranger-pack. Helena had such a hangover that she later had to puke but before she did this.”

Stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Johan. If you want to know more about Johan you can always check out his blog: johanmarklund.blogspot.com

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