RangeFinder Publications selected Outex Ambassador Tomasz Rossa's underwater image as photo of the week.
Portrait photography can run the gamut in type and style—everything from the traditional "head and shoulders" shot to lifestyle and environmental, candid and street, glamour, boudoir, maternity sessions and much more. View some of the eye-catching photos of the week that stopped us in our tracks, discover the concepts behind them and how they were executed.
Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark IV (using Outex underwater camera housing) and Canon 24mm f/1.4 lens at f/5.0, 1/100 of a sec. and ISO 400. "It was shot at night and I was lighting the scene with a Broncolor Siros L 800 strobe," says Rossa. "I cleaned up and extended the background in post."
"This is from a series of images that I was working on with model Kanako Kit, an Olympic medalist and ex Cirque du Soleil performer", says Rossa. "I have been working with Kanako for a few years now and our sessions always produce quite fascinating images. There was a tragedy in her life connected with water so the concept here was all about letting go of the past. It's always almost like a therapy session when we work together in the water."
One challenge Rossa had on this shoot was working with such a big dress underwtater. "It was very heavy and cumbersome to swim with it," he explains. "It took a lot of patience and calmness while working in a deep pool without a breathing apparatus. In this instance it was just Kanako and me, without any assistance in a private pool in Las Vegas. The light patterns on the walls are created by the waves on top of the water. It took us a few tries to get it right."