You have been dreaming of shooting underwater for a while, but waterproof housing is too expensive, none seem to fit your huge rig, or you can’t find one with which you can trigger your strobes. Then check out this trick.
Filming or taking picture underwater has probably crossed every photographer’s mind at least once if not twice. However, robust waterproof housing usually costs a ton of money, and not every rental house has them in stock. The other possibility is a small waterproof bag, but most of those bags available on the market are not always as reliable as they are advertised, and for bigger kits, it’s often very tricky to find one big enough.
In the video above, Jakob Owens shows you how he found a solution using a simple fish tank. This creative idea doesn’t cost a lot, can accommodate even large setups, and even better yet, if you shoot stills and need to trigger strobes, it will work to perfection. The only downside is you won’t be able to go extremely deep underwater, but for many shots, it’s probably good enough until you can invest in a waterproof housing. Just keep in mind that the tank doesn’t offer full protection or else you may have to call your gear insurance agency.