Underwater Portrait

A stunning way to photograph people

Is taking normal photos of people not cool enough for you?


  • A water proof camera, or a camera with underwater housing


  • A swimming pool which has sunlight streaming into it
  • One or more other people.


  • Change into your swimsuit
  • Jump into the pool with your water proof camera. If it's a public swimming pool then find a spot where there's no one else around. Do not photograph strangers!
  • Ensure that sunlight is behind you or just off to the side, otherwise your subject will appear too dark
  • Once you're in position, everyone dive below the water so that you're fully immersed
  • Get your friend(s) to do a few different poses

Follow up shots

  • Extra marks if your subject are wearing normal clothes instead a swimsuit. Gold star if it's a wedding dress.