There is nothing quite like the feeling of heading off to a new part of the world for a shoot with nothing but yourself and a scaled down shooting kit. In 2012 I’ve had some wonderful opportunities filming in locations such as Alabama, Florida, Namibia, Botswana and most recently The Maldives.
I have done extensive underwater shooting over the years. Most production work was with David Ireland for his documentary series “Wildlife Man”. With the DSLR revolution, has come much smaller, lightweight and affordable underwater housing solutions. I was lucky enough to take with me to the Maldives the 5Dm3 AquaTech housing with the Dome Port.
This combination worked brilliantly for what I needed to do with my clients. This unusual wedding shoot provided an opportunity to have fun with the couple, taking them into the water on several occasions. The Canon 14mm 2.8 L lens proved a perfect option for the “wet edge” surface look. I was able to shoot video for the piece as well as quickly change and fire off some still photographs. The photographs were a bonus for the couple and they were thrilled to have both mediums after the wedding.
I am very much looking forward to trying the new 4K Canon 1DC DSLR in the AquaTech Sport Housing.
I've been using AquaTech equipment since I first started shooting in the water around 4 years ago. There are so many reasons why AquaTech was the obvious choice over alternative water housings. The viewable backplate, range of functions, quick and easy lock clips, durability and ability to add to or take off elements depending on the job, gives me the freedom to not worry about whether or not the equipment will stand up to the task at hand and allows me to focus on capturing the shot.
I've had my housing blasted out of my hands in 10ft surf, only to find it washed up against the rocks 15 minutes later with nothing more than a slight scratch and my camera still perfectly safe inside. I wouldn't recommend anything else.
Luke is the senior staff photographer for le BOOGIE photographic journal and Gary Pepper Vintage.
AquaTech is honoured to be working with Daniel Russo as he captures the best surfers in the world in the most difficult and challenging conditions around the world. We consider him to be the one of the best water photographer in the world and he now uses the best water housings in the world.
Daniel's fearless approach to finding the most mind blowing angles can only be described as jaw dropping. He recently won Surfer Magazine's Surf Photo of the year with images like this.