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PHOTO GEAR by KRISS on 13 february 2016

Ok, it’s been a long time since I have felt the need for some photography equipment, and I must say I am not running after the last thing anymore.
This time, I simply feel a true need for some equipment that would allow me to take my photography further and realize new things : a water housing.

It is a piece of equipment I have always more or less had in the corner of the eye because I have always wanted to shoot underwater.
But I guess it wasn’t for me until now because I have always passed the opportunity to buy one when I had the means to invest in photography equipment.
Every time, I did check on underwater photography equipment and ended up finding very few options for my pro equipment and all of them cost around 6000€ or more.
But I never checked the splash housings surf photographers work with and even if they do not come cheap, it’s a sheer drop to 2000€ for a reliable piece of equipment.

It’s a very deer price for a piece of plastic and a silicone joint but then, the product is a mini niche market and the guys who make them have to live so I won’t complain.

Anyways, why would such a housing, which by the way consist of a plastic case allowing a specific camera mounted with a specific lens to go under shallow water, change my life as a photographer ? Because it would allow me to get where no zoom can get me, which is in the water where the fun is happening.
I realized this, the other day, shooting a few waves and splashes at playa Torecilla in Nerja.
I had in mind exactly what I wanted but I could have tried to shoot with a 600mm I would have never achieved it.
What I wanted was a 35mm and be in the water.
It is the same difference as looking at waves and being caught in one of them.
Even a small wave appears strong and powerful and bigger than it is when you are caught in a tube.
And in photography, perspective is so damn important, it changes everything, it tells 2 different stories with the same image.
And this is what I want to do, tell new stories, with different, new images that only my moving around in places I couldn’t access before will allow me to do that.

#splash #water #equipment #photography

WHY I NEED A WATER HOUSING

WHY I NEED A WATER HOUSING

WHY I NEED A WATER HOUSING

WHY I NEED A WATER HOUSING

WHY I NEED A WATER HOUSING

WHY I NEED A WATER HOUSING

WHY I NEED A WATER HOUSING

WHY I NEED A WATER HOUSING

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