Today I put the PhaseOne P65 digital back on my Hasselblad 903 SWC Superwide camera in an old (1994) Peterson////Gates H38 housing that Elwyn Gates and I developed for Hasselbald. With the disappearance of film as a popular exposure medium I decided to modify the underwater housing to fit the PhaseOne digital backs. They are truly an amazing instrument. The images are recorded in 24bit and have a dynamic range of about 14 stops. They give so much real estate to work with that cropping is never a problem for degrading the image. The 38mm Bigon lens on the 903SWC is so sharp it gives very stunning resolution to the image. The focus range is 3 inches to infinity underwater. I have been using the Canon 5DMK2 and the 7D and the 1DsMk3 but the images coming from this 903 separates the men from the boys in dynamic imaging. I took these images of Amy and her daughter Cassidy in their pool. As you can see Amy is very pregnant and due for delivery soon. I am building a web site to show case these images taken with the PhaseOne cameras and backs. www.phaseoneunderwater.com. It should be up in a few days.
(4) 5 months ago
This was a well-deserved trip after months from being pinned down with injuries. Mike Uriell and I dusted off our cameras and lenses, charged batteries, packed bags and jumped in my vehicle and headed out. We left late in...
ALMOST UW BIRTH
(3) 6 months ago
This turned out to be a great Father's Day in the pool. My assistant, Jana, called me and said she had a friend about to give birth to their second child and wanted underwater photos of her and it...
(4) 6 months ago
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...
READY FOR BIRTH
(0) 7 months ago
Chelsea Bartholow decided this is going to be her last child. With two daughters waiting for the newborn daughter/sister she decided to have the pre-birth photographed underwater. My assistant and partner in this project, Jana...