Freediving photo practice


Happy New Year!

I’ve been out of the water for the winter, but I’m about to jump back in next week at Freediving Planet, Cebu. This time I won’t be training — I’ve been invited to join the team for their upcoming mini-competition, S.E.A., as the official photographer. I’m really looking forward to being part of this event and watching high-level divers in action through the lens.

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More info about the event here.

To prepare for this, I joined my instructor Suzy and the HKFDA people for a training session at Kowloon Park pool. I practised breath-hold photography in the spacious five-metre-deep diving pool with my SLR, shooting the divers doing their training and trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t.

 

Before today, I’d only used my compact for freediving and snorkelling photography, so I wanted to get a feel for handling my bigger camera in a freediving context — work out the settings I might use, get a feel for its buoyancy, and figure out how to duck dive holding a bulky object.

I’ll be posting some of the competition photos after next weekend. Watch this space!


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