While getting ready for the summer swimming pool photo shoots, Jana Craciunescu, trainer and costume designer, Wanted to test out her newest outfit. Her husband, Cosmin, Took the opportunity to jump in the water with his clothes on. I was the right color to match Jana’s costume. I was trying a camera/housing retrofit. I was able to get my Canon 5DS installed into the Nexus Canon 6D housing but took the Canon 5DMK3 housing back and installed it on the 6D housing front. The 5Ds fit nicely in the 6D housing front with only to have to install the 5DMK3 mounting plate. Two simple screws for the installation is all it takes. The 5DMK3 housing back fit perfectly and all the controls aligned perfectly. I was planning on using the M4 230mm dome for the Canon 11-24 zoom lens. The lens outside diameter is 3mm too wide to fit through the port. Scrap that idea for now. The Canon 8-15mm zoom fisheye is the next one to get the dome aligned correctly. I am waiting for the 15mm extension ring and a new dome port to finish that project. I got a heavy cloth backdrop in dark black to try out and it helped with Jana’s white costume.
There has been an unusual blast of wind every day for the last month and it blows all the seasonal debris out the trees and into the pool. Even with the pool cover, the water is full of floating bits of backscatter in every image. Readjusting the flash direction and changing the beam spread helped keep the post editing from being an eye strain task. I usually don’t care for a solid black background for my images but in this case, it worked. I had the aluminum tubing on had and Jana and I was excited to see how it worked in the water. We were shot on time but the first trial seems to be promising. I want to see how we can light it at night where I have a lot of control over the lighting for the underwater set,
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