This looks like a pretty cool underwater case if it does what it says on the tin. Or, well, does what it says on the Kickstarter campaign. It’s an underwater enclosure for your smartphone (any smartphone – so they say) that communicates with your phone over Bluetooth. It even features built-in heating to prevent the insides fogging up.
In 2009, underwater photographer and (at the time) Nauticam USA Sales Manager Chris Parsons planted an idea in my head. It was the concept of using filters with artificial lighting when shooting photos underwater. Up until then, I had always thought that tinted filters on your camera in conjunction with strobes were a big no-no. My own personal experience had shown, that with a filter applied to your camera, any artificial light would appear very red, and ruin your image.
Chris patiently explained to me that instead of a singular filter on your lens, a set of them – a red filter for the camera lens, and a blue filter for your strobe lights – would complement each other, and the results could be spectacular.
Shooting underwater comes with its challenges, but it can result in some stunning images. The same goes for building your own complex sets from scratch. But what happens when you bring the two together? Photographer Brett Stanley decided to give it a shot.
Brett built entire rooms in his home studio and placed them underwater, which resulted in some pretty epic photos. Brett kindly shared them with DIYP, along with some BTS shots, and he told us what it takes to build an entire room underwater.
The US Patent & Trademark Office has published a patent application from Apple that details a submersible iPhone capable at taking pictures down to a depth of 90-140 feet of water. They’re not just looking at making the iPhone more waterproof, though. They actually want it to overcome the visual issues of shooting at such a depth to actually produce decent images.
The Underwater Photographer of the Year contest has announced the winners of the 2019 competition. Just like last year, it’s a stunning selection of images, chosen from over 5000 entries from 65 countries all over the world. We bring you the winning images in all categories, so let’s dive in!
The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition has been running for the past seven years, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide. The winners of the 2018 contest have recently been announced, and it’s a gallery of truly stunning images. We bring you the winning photos of the contest, and they all show the incredible diversity and breathtaking beauty of the underwater world.
Do you like unusual, abstract portraits? Underwater photography? Or black and white images? Australian photographer Trent Mitchell brings these genres together in a magnificent series titled Inner Atlas. They show bodysurfers beneath the ocean waves, and they’ll take your breath away. DIYP chatted with Trent a bit about the project and all the challenges he faced while shooting. And this definitely was a challenging project to create!
We have all seen stunning examples of underwater photos and videos. But other than buying an underwater housing and jumping into the water, there are some things you need to know before you start underwater shooting. In this video, Benny from Aputure shares seven things you must know before your first underwater project.
Ok, so it doesn’t really need to be said, but I’m going to say it anyway. You do this at your own risk. Smartphones come with varying degrees of water resistance, so if you fry your phone, it’s your own fault.
With that said, the guys from COOPH show a quick tip in this video to make a waterproof housing for your phone using items you probably already own. All you need is a glass dish with an airtight lid and some gaffer tape!