Pro kit: Fashion, underwater and commercial pro Rafał Makiela reveals his essential gear

Underwater portraiture
(Image credit: Rafal Makiela)

If you're looking for a new way to freshen up your portraits and give them a brand-new look, you could do far worse than experiment with underwater photography. Not your average portraits, underwater shoots require skill on behalf of both the photographer and model, as well as intricate outfits, waterproof makeup, underwater housings to keep your expensive equipment safe, and much more!

We recently caught up with Rafał Makiela who, in addition to photographing fashion, commercial and documentary, also loves to dip his toe (quite literally!) into underwater photography.

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Dan Mold
Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo

Dan is an Adobe-certified Photoshop guru, making him officially a beast at post-processing – so he’s the perfect person to share tips and tricks both in-camera and in post. Able to shoot all genres, Dan provides news, techniques and tutorials on everything from portraits and landscapes to macro and wildlife, helping photographers get the most out of their cameras, lenses, filters, lighting, tripods, and, of course, editing software.