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Combining Boudoir and Underwater Photography with Adrian Ong

Adrian Ong is using growing his Boudoir photography business by taking sexy, intimacy, self-love underwater.

Boudoir photography, with its emphasis on intimacy and sensuality, takes on a whole new dimension when submerged beneath the surface of the water. It's a realm where light dances differently, where gravity loses its hold, and where every movement takes on an otherworldly grace. And for photographers, tools like Outex become indispensable allies in the quest to capture moments of raw emotion and uninhibited beauty. Adrian Ong is expanding his visionary creativity underwater, and growing his boudoir photo business in the process. Underwater photography enables the creative freedom to transcend the ordinary by removing limitations of what can accomplished in a studio. The are no gravitational or spacial boundaries, and the subject that be photographed from any angle - above, below, etc. Lighting takes a whole new meaning when you introduce the effects of water, reflections, and refractions from multiple angles. It's a whole new world. And a magical one. 
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Adrian Ong, the mastermind behind Scarlett Boudoir Studio, Let’s Make a Memory Wedding and Adrian Ong Photography. Adrian's skills in photography have earned him many prestigious awards for underwater portraits from platforms like WPPI and The Portrait Masters. 
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How It Started: A Customer's Request

Adrian's love for underwater photography began with a chance encounter with a client who wanted a unique maternity shoot. With no experience in underwater photography, Adrian took on the challenge and produced stunning results, earning him a Silver Award at WPPI. Adrian commented that initially, “I was using another housing made of plastic, but as I changed my camera and equipment, it did not grow with me. The plastic piece is now an expensive paperweight as they say”. After learning about Outex through a friend at an underwater shoot, Adrian did some research of his own and was immediately intrigued. He also commented, “Outex was the clear choice”. Since then, he has received six more awards for his underwater compositions and continues to push the boundaries of what's possible. 
Together, Adrian’s work has been revolutionized. He goes on to mention that “the main advantage has been its freedom; I no longer have to worry about what will happen if I upgrade my equipment or if I want to add accessories to an existing setup. Outex has made it easier for me to bring my vision to life without the logitistical nightmare previously associated with such shoots”. Outex helped empower Adrian to delve into the aquatic realm with his camera, ensuring that neither the flexibility nor a constrictive housing hinder his creative vision. This collaboration between artist and technology unlocks a world where intimacy and underwater serenity coalesce, resulting in imagery that is nothing short of breathtaking.
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Underwater Magic: Unique characteristics

Underwater boudoir photography requires a delicate balance of technical skill, creative vision, and physical endurance. Communication between photographer and model becomes more challenging in the underwater environment, where verbal cues are replaced by hand signals and gestures. And then there's the issue of buoyancy, which can make it difficult for models to hold poses and maintain their composure.
This is where Outex truly shines. Its waterproof housing provides a reliable barrier against the elements, allowing photographers to focus on their craft without worrying about damaging their equipment.
Adrian's work has been featured in esteemed wedding publications such as The Ceremony Magazine and The Knot, captivating couples with his evocative imagery. His photography is also prominently featured on prestigious platforms like ShootProof, MagMod, SLR Lounge, RangeFinder, F-Stoppers, and ISO1200 Photography Magazine, underscoring his impact within the photography community. 


In 2016, Adrian's work was recognized as one of the "Top 21 of 2016’s Best Images From the SLR Lounge Facebook Community," a remarkable achievement reflecting his artistry's enduring impression. Driven by his unwavering commitment to excellence, Adrian embarks on global expeditions to capture the essence of iconic destinations like Paris, Portland, Las Vegas, New York, and Manila.
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Adrian's journey to the pinnacle of the photography world is a testament to his unparalleled skill and passion. His qualifications and achievements are an enduring inspiration, leaving an indelible mark on the art of photography and captivating audiences worldwide. Outex serves as a conduit for creativity, allowing Ong to push the boundaries of underwater photography further than ever before. This seamless integration of form and function empowers Ong to capture moments of fleeting beauty with unparalleled clarity and precision.
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