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Take bath-time por­traits sub­merged in wa­ter and bub­bles

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Tak­ing pho­tos of peo­ple in wa­ter can be a great route to in­ter­est­ing pho­tos. How­ever, in win­ter, you don’t want to be try­ing to shoot out­side in freez­ing tem­per­a­tures in ice-cold wa­ter. We want to head in­doors in the warm.

But most of us don’t have the lux­ury of an in­door swim­ming pool in our own homes, or ac­cess to shoot in­side pub­lic swim­ming baths. So let’s look at how to shoot in your home to take some great wa­ter babe por­traits in the bath!

Kids of­ten hate pos­ing for pho­tos, but give them an ex­cuse to splash around and have fun in the bath, and you’ll be able to take some great por­traits. We added some safe-for-kids bub­ble bath, but found we got bet­ter shots show­ing the hair un­der­wa­ter when the bub­bles had dis­persed.

We used our Canon DSLR, 50mm prime lens and flash. With our model’s head sub­merged but with the face above the sur­face, we lent over the bath and com­posed and fo­cused from above. She moved around, swish­ing her hair and we tried smil­ing, moody and eyes closed. Fol­low the steps be­low on how to get set to take some vi­brant shots.

It goes with­out say­ing, but we’re obliged to say it any­way; elec­tri­cal items like cam­eras and flash­guns and wa­ter don’t mix. Wear a cam­era strap around your neck at all times and take care to avoid splashes reach­ing you and your ex­pen­sive Canon kit!

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