Underwater Photography by Chiara Salomoni

Let me show you my art. Explore my collections of the beauty I observed underwater and on land throughout my career and the art of photography. I feel honored to create in both controlled underwater studios and open water settings.

You can find all my services here. From in training freedive photoshoots, to private sessions, to pool portrait shoots and brand content. Let's create together.

Follow me on the journey into this incredible underwater adventure and discover the obstacles and joys of underwater photography with me.

Tricks and tips for every photographer curious about underwater photography. If you want to learn more about underwater portraits, advanced lighting, how to shoot with wildlife, or need some coaching before or after getting your new underwater gear, dive in to the course that best fits you.

Here’s a highlight of the animals that fill my everyday life. I spend my days at work alongside sharks, coexisting, observing, and understanding them. They have been patient teachers and have shown me so much about their social behaviors and curious habits. They deserve their own section and I hope I can make you fall in love with them too.

Get cozy, click and look around. Prints are finally available and easy to order along with posters and other products.

Chiara Salomoni Underwater Photography

Welcome to my world! I’m here to share with you this incredible adventure I get to live behind the camera one breath at a time. For me, it all started when I tried on a dive mask for the first time and started seeing the real beauty nature has to offer underneath the water surface. Creating stories to narrate that beauty through my art and underwater photography is my life's calling. From the clear mediterranean seascapes, to the plentiful underwater world of Hawai’i, join in, breathe in, dive in.

Chiara Salomoni underwater in Mexico with Cressi fins
Kim Hidalgo as Little Mermaid underwater in Hawaii

Conservation

To change the world in a positive way, getting people to see the beauty of our oceans is the first step. The second step is to give everyone the tools to appreciate beauty, see the threats that are hurting our seas, and recognize the power we all have within ourselves. Little by little we can all make a difference. 

UPCOMING

Exhibits, book launches, workshops and so much more! Here's what's happening next.

 

Next pop up event;

Mana + Manō Photo and Jewelry Exhibit

October 23rd at Mana+Pua, Haleiwa HI

FAQ

Underwater photography is a unique craft and if this is your first time shopping for a photoshoot, a workshop or a print, there is a good chance you have some questions. Read though my FAQ page and contact me directly if your questions are still unanswered.

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

My journey would have not been the same without the brands that supported me all along. I am honored to be representing such quality gear and will happily answer any questions you have about their products.

Your underwater photoshoot

Step one

If you are a private client, you can start with choosing the underwater photoshoot that fits your vision and pick your date. At any point throughout this journey you can contact me with questions that aren't covered in the FAQ page. Seasons and ocean conditions can be difficult to predict especially if you are off island, but we can always find a solution. Pick a product and a date and we will go on from there.  

Step two

Now that you have picked your underwater photoshoot and date, it is time for you to contact me, if you haven’t done so already. This will take about 30 minutes to an hour and we will discuss all the details! I'm so excited to hear about your ideas and underwater concepts. Together we will evaluate what is the best way to turn your ideas into photographs to make your underwater experience unforgettable. We are creating art together. Closer to the day of your shoot I will reach out to you again. This time, to either confirm your pool address if that is the set you chose, or to discuss the hopefully favorable conditions of the ocean location we’ll be going to.

 

 

Step three

It's the day of your shoot! It's time to have fun and bring our heads together to bring your idea to life! The water has an interesting way to make you feel awkward especially when you are in front of the camera, but don't worry. That's what I'm here for. Whether you are freediving, in a shark cage, or posing in a pool, just relax and trust what I see and guide you into as needed. The water will work its magic.

 

Step four

Now you leave things to me. I'm taking home what we created together and will edit it. This will take some time because it's where the creative process comes together. You will receive different products depending on the underwater photography package and experience you booked. If you were on a shark cage tour or on a freedive level 1 FII class you will get a link to your finished product 3-5 days from your shoot. For everything else, I will reach out to you again a couple more times so we can decide together which photos to proceed with for your finished product..