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Underwater Photography and Videography: Interview with Pepe Arcos


Pepe Arcos, acclaimed photographer and videographer with specialties in underwater fashion photography, spends much of his time capturing the ethereal calmness of the deep blue sea.

But he takes things up a notch – as a former freediving champion, he becomes one with the ocean, capturing his prized shots by holding his breath without reliance on artificial breathing gear.

In part one, Pepe Arcos shares his beginnings as an underwater freediver and photographer, the challenges of shooting underwater, and his choice photography equipment for his dives. Plus, get some tips from the guru himself on how you should prepare for your own dive, and his recommendations for recording videos underwater.


As a long-time user of the Canon 5D series, Pepe Arcos shares how his trusty DSLR has made his job easier underwater. In part two of the series, he also has some valuable tips for budding photographers and filmmakers who aspire to be like him!