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My first underwater photoshoot

First thoughts on the Aquatech underwater housing solution.

It’s all in the title... How can I introduce this more clearly, I cannot.


I’ve been wanting to do this for years. But I wasn’t confident in my diving skills, so I had to make it simple, underwater but not deep. Deep enough to make it interesting, but safe for everybody involved.


Of course, the one component that helped me make this possible is the accessory that will allow me to shoot underwater.



Aquatech was kind enough to send me the model compatible with the XH2s, and all the accessories necessary to use the 13mm, 23mm, and, 33mm lenses.



I ended up using only the 13mm and 23mm. Easy to assemble, and solid, you can dive in no time and make your first images. I was a bit nervous at first, but this went away quickly. You have access to the main buttons of your camera, and although it took me a few minutes to get used to the amount of pressure needed to trigger the shutter, everything went smoothly.



I even used it on a simple portrait photoshoot, where I wanted to take some shots from the water. The waves were hitting hard, so the case sure helped keep my camera safe and dry.


I also used it for video to capture these shots… and again the waves were hitting hard so it was perfect to protect the camera when filming at a low angle.


Since it is not my specialty, I don’t think it is a good idea for me to own one. Hopefully, if a project needs it I will be able to rent this, as I am sure it will get the job done.



Maeva K. (Toulouse - France)

Fujifilm XH2s + XF 23 mm f/1,4

1/8000sec f/1.4 ISO 800



Maeva K. (Toulouse - France)

Fujifilm XH2s + XF 23 mm f/1,4

1/8000sec f/1.4 ISO 800



Maeva K. (Toulouse - France)

Fujifilm XH2s + VILTROX 13mm F/1.4 AF

1/4500sec f/1.4 ISO 800





The complete Behind the scenes, and gallery of the following session, will only be available here on the blog for premium members. We made a few images outside the swimming pool, as the underwater shots were only half of that session. So if you are a premium member check out the blog right here: Portrait of a Swimmer feat. Elsa Robereau.


Elsa Robereau (Toulouse - France)

Fujifilm XH2s + VILTROX 13mm F/1.4 AF

1/1250sec f/2 ISO 80



Elsa Robereau (Toulouse - France)

Fujifilm XH2s + VILTROX 13mm F/1.4 AF

1/1800sec f/2 ISO 80



If your next project requires some underwater shots, check out Aquatech’s website you might find the right case for your camera.


Who knows I might like this so much and make a proper underwater dance series in the future. Not for now, but we never know.







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