TOP Tips things to try
experiment with poses, props and camera angles for dynamic pool portraits
01 PROPS and toys
Whether shooting underwater or any other kind of child portrait, props, toys, or items that are special to the child will help to make the shoot more personal and add extra interest to the portrait. We brought along a few underwater animal toys like the octopus in this shot.
02 try a Jump
Asking the kids to jump in from the side can result in a burst of bubbles and activity. It can be tricky to focus on the exact spot where they’ll enter the water, so try pre-focusing on a spot that’s roughly the same distance away, then duck under the water and wait for the jump.
03 look for reflections
At the right angle, the underside of the surface of the water can create interesting and abstract reflections of the subject in your photography. It’s best to get down low to capture the reflections, and use a wide focal length to include more of the surrounding pool to expand the frame.