French animator and anime artist Thomas Romain has recently started collaborating with two unlikely artists: his young sons. Much like their father, the boys love to draw and design characters. To show them the capability of their creativity, Romain often turns their doodles into professional-level concept art. Romain began his unique anime drawings series last month, when he and one of his sons designed and rendered a star-studded alien.
Get ready to pack your bags! Let’s take a trip and seek out some clear waters where we can capture shots like this.
Called over-unders, split-shots, or just splits, this photographic technique helps you see both what’s inside the water and outside of it at the same time. The lens (usually fisheye) is positioned half above the water and half below the water. If you’re inspired to try this out yourself, you can find out what gear you’ll need along with some useful tips at the Underwater Photography Guide and Dive Photo Guide.
Here, then, are 20+ photos that we hope you’ll think about the next time you’re planning a vacation. How amazing would it be to bring home pictures like this?
First photo credit: David Doubilet