One of my highlights of Shuttersisters Oasis was playing with the Lifeproof cases… Playing with submerging my iphone in the water… (yikes)… playing with a new medium of photography… playing with light and texture… playing with a new way of seeing… and playing with chance.
It totally made me let go of chasing a “perfect” shot and made me surrender to those happy accidents you sometimes find among your camera roll.
I loved capturing people swimming and others taking photos with Lifeproof cases – you really can’t see clearly what you’re shooting under the water, so you just point the lens in the general direction and click away.
I also loved being in front of the camera and working with Kristin and others to make pretty shapes and textures in the water… we used scarves and ribbons while gliding in the water.
I can’t wait to dive in a pool and play again… that’s not going to happen for quite a while over here in the UK!… so I’m going to have to take my Lifeproof case out in the rain splashing in puddles instead.
Please share today any of your Lifeproof photos… Tell us how have you found it? What happy accidents have you created?
i love seeing these so much!
it was one of my fave memories of oasis shooting mermaid you!
I had so much fun with the Lifeproof cases! So incredibly nerve wracking at first but the pictures turned out so fun. Would like to try it again! Here's my favorite shot of that day:
Jofabi (Jolanda) says
Playing with the Life Proof was so much fun for me too. It was scary at first to dip my phone in the water. But totally unnecessary. It worked! I got two happy accidents that I really liked.
This one is beautiful Jane Hamel.
And this one is you, Xanthe. Life Proof even asked to enter this one in the Photo Of The Week Comp.
It's a pity summer is over! Would love to play more with underwater photography.
The lesson I learned is to be sure your phone is fully charged before you begin! I did get one good shot before my battery died.
Suzanne O'Brien says
Love, love, love these images Xanthe! They capture the fun, beautiful and creative you perfectly. Thanks for the inspiration to share a few of my underwater favorites here…
uuuaaaa! beautiful pictures!!!! love it!
Thanks Xanthe…and to the rest of the girls the photo's were wonderful…I just checked and they do have the case for the I-Phone 5 so my husband gets it for Christmas…but guess who might use it more than him….xoxo