Bora Bora The Art of Underwater Posing: A Blissful Beginner’s Guide

Underwater Photography Tips for Aspiring Beginner Models

With its clear water year round, Bora Bora is the perfect place to capture some underwater portraits!

You have never thought or tried underwater posing, then our “The Art of Underwater Posing: A Beginner’s Guide” if for you!  Thinking of exploring the exciting world of underwater modeling? While it may seem daunting at first, with the right preparation we will be capturing stunning shots in no time. Underwater photography opens up a whole new realm of creativity and challenges. Join us for a dive into the depths of underwater posing!

Control your breathing:
The most important thing as a beginner is to focus on your breathing. Take some time in the shallow end to get comfortable having your face in the water while holding your breath. Controlling your breathing not only helps you stay calm but also allows you to hold poses longer, the amount of air in your lungs will make you more or less buoyant, use it to your advantage for the desired pose.
Each pose will only require for you to only be submerged for a few seconds so having little air in your lungs is not an issue.

A couple posing underwater in the Bora Bora Lagoon

Embrace the Water:
When it comes to underwater posing, the first step is to feel comfortable in the water. Practice swimming and floating, allowing yourself to become one with the aquatic environment. Remember, the more at ease you are, the more natural and effortless your poses will appear.

Pose with Purpose:
keep it simple at first. Smile and give a soft, charming expression to the camera. Minor hand gestures are fine but avoid rapid arm movements that could stir up bubbles. Maintain neutral buoyancy so you don’t float up or sink down between takes. An experienced photographer will be able to guide you if needed. Just like in traditional photography, posing with intention is crucial underwater. Experiment with different poses and expressions to create visually captivating images. Utilize the weightlessness of the water to create dynamic and fluid poses that evoke a sense of grace and beauty.

Sofia posing underwater at Le Bora Bora

Visualize your clothing for the desired effect:
When selecting clothing, go for one made of tightly woven material in a bold color for high visibility underwater. Long light dresses work well underwater and will help create dreamy images. Avoid loose straps or ties that could tangling. Consider applying conditioner or monoi to your hair, they won’t get tangled as much and your hair will have a natural float.

Underwater pose with a long floating dress

Patience is Key:
Underwater posing requires patience and persistence. It may take time to find your rhythm and capture the perfect shot. Embrace the learning process and allow yourself to make mistakes. Each dive is an opportunity to improve your skills and creativity.

I hope these basics help you feel more comfortable jumping in the deep end! Underwater photography is so rewarding. With some practice, you’ll be aweing audiences with your grace and natural elegance below the surface in no time.

Take the plunge either in the lagoon or one of resort’s pool, strike a pose, and create your own oceanic masterpiece with us!


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