This site is pretty much devoted to pictures of buildings, but I do also take pictures of people. One such person I was recently hired to photograph is Stephanie Spell, a Collier County Sheriff, whose hobby is fly fishing. It was for Naples Illustrated, local mag. So I decided the best way to make it look good was shoot from above with a drone, and then actually get into the water with an underwater housing. I have this camera-in-a bag set up, which is called the EWA Marine - it's much cheaper than a real underwater housing, and I'm not diving with Jacques Cousteau or anything. I wanted to show the view from both above and below the waves.
I'm a believer in prep, so I went down to Vanderbilt Beach early one morning, looking for people at waist level, as one would be for fly casting. I was very fortunate to find a guy with a metal detector, who let me snap him.
It's hard, though, focusing that thing, and if you get a drop of water on the glass, it's in your picture. They all go away if you're under the water, but half in, half out? Problematic!
I couldn't get that shot with Stephanie, on the actual day - a storm had passed through and the water was churned up, visibility was non-existent underwater. We shot down in Port Royal, and everything worked out. The drone didn't crash (first shoot over water), and the weather was nice. Here's the results.