Underwater photographer reveals the photo kit she can't live without

Water Underwater
(Image credit: Erena Shimoda)

Underwater photographer Erena Shimoda is the survivor of a car accident that tragically took her father's life and left her severely injured when she was young. Based in San Francisco, California, she is now looking for other survivors to photograph, empower and inspire confidence in with her powerful underwater pictures. You can see more of her fantastic portraits on Instagram or visit her website to donate or sign up for a photo session.

We sat down with Erena to find out more about her working life as a photographer – and to discover what kind of kit she uses when working underwater.

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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.