Regardless of the extremely strict lockdown guidelines in his native Cape City, one photographer is adapting to quarantine restrictions by using his underwater gear so as to take high-quality chicken and wildlife photos in his again backyard.

Talking to PetaPixel, photographer Steven Benjamin defined how South Africa is on so strict a lockdown that train of any variety – together with canine strolling – just isn’t permitted. Regardless of the heavy restrictions, Benjamin says he appeared for a mission that will assist maintain him artistic, and that making the birds his topic was the proper selection given how a lot freedom they’ve.

As a way to produce the portraits you see right here, he has tailored his underwater images workflow to perform in bizarre circumstances. The set-up, he says, permits birds the liberty to drop in or go away at any time when they need.

The gear used within the set-up contains:

Recalling the process, which concerned capturing at above 1/2000 to garner sharp outcomes and to blacken the background, he stated:

The birds didn’t like flash images so I had to determine how you can get fixed mild onto them with my underwater video lights. Nonetheless, the lights are supposed to be underwater the place they will calm down, so I’ve to show them off typically to stop overheating and burning them. Then I needed to get the birds used to being near vivid lights, which additionally took some time.

See extra of Benjamin’s work at his web site, or on Instagram.

All pictures courtesy Steven Benjamin, and used with permission.

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