Aqua Babes | Ian Cartwright

Most underwater photographers come at it from being scuba divers, and usually the subject matter is fish in the sea. People are more my thing.
I am not that happy in water, being just about able to swim, so my approach to photographing initially babies underwater was influenced by a preference for not getting my face wet!

— – —

Aqua Babes | Ian Cartwright
more in Academy The Big Photo E-Zine

— – —

Don’t Eat The Props

I never would have guessed that I would be a professional food photographer and stylist. I’ve always gravitated towards people and dramatic costumes and makeup as my muses. I quickly learned that I can have just as much creative flair with food and, also have a subject that doesn’t talk back or cancel a session. It does, however, expire.

My advice to those starting out is to find and make as many of your props and surfaces as you can. You also don’t need brand new equipment or gear. If you do your research, you can find good deals on used equipment or even rent before you buy to see what you like. Some of the surfaces I like to shoot with the most are ones I’ve made myself. They are also guaranteed to be unique.

— – —

Don’t Eat The Props by Lauren Lear

more in The Big Photo E-Zine at The Photographer Academy

— – —