Nikon D800, Samyang 85mm, Interfit Badger Unleashed lighting, custom built submersion tank
This image is the culmination of an incredible group of creatives, from the costume that was specifically designed for this shoot, to the prototype lighting set up provided by Interfit which was it's very first time in a shoot outside of the factory. For once we had plenty of time in the studio to really mull over the details, the lighting set up was tweaked to perfection. I really wanted to capture the regal and yet somewhat imposing, almost Game of Thrones look of the model and costume - choosing to use rich golds and contrasting teal as the colours to accentuate this. The photo was captured at my studio TankSpace, one of the UK's only dedicated underwater studios using my workhorse Nikon D800. One of the things that I really struggled with on this image was the focus. I love the rawness of the 85mm and it can create some absolutely beautiful images, the only issue is that it's a manual focus lens and you have to shoot wide open to achieve a fast enough shutter, meaning plenty of slightly out of focus shots! In this case it was helped by the wonderful textures of the costume.
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