FAQs - Parents / Guardians

To help you prepare for the shoot, here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions we've answered for you.


We only supply your child's images on the disc. Images are supplied on a DVD in high resolution jpeg format. You can then use these images to print multiple photographs, canvas prints, mugs, jigsaws & more by uploading to an online photo lab or by taking the disc to any photo outlet, the watermark is removed.

Please use a professional photo lab & not a home printer, the colours will be so much more vibrant with a photo lab & the colours will not fade.

We do have a team of editors that remove the unwanted hands, legs & various body parts of the instructors prior to viewing. When the image is purchased it is individually assessed, colours & lighting are always improved & any further editing to inhance the image is under taken. We can't however remove every unwanted instructor's hands & we do not edit eyes as this can look unnatural. We start shooting as soon as the child is submerged it is inevitable that some hands will be in the shot & when they are holding the child's body it is extremely difficult to remove these, when the instructor is behind the child this is plausible. The only time the child is not held is when they can swim unaided

A disposable swim nappy with a swimming costume over this for babies, besides this rule the decision is yours

If you must wear make up in the pool waterproof only please

You must accompany your child or baby in the pool, 2 adults are allowed in the pool with a child

Of course these always arise just before a photo shoot, yes we can remove these but only on your request & upon purchase, please just email us the image number/s to be assessed. Generally speaking no charge children will be children but if they are real bruisers we will quote individually.

It is not permitted under any circumstance to take your own images or videos at any point in the photo shoot as this interferes with the flashes and affects the privacy of everyone else on the shoot.

This will vary depending if the image has been cropped but believe me it's extremely high resolution.

Images are provide as high quality jpegs, TIFFs can be provided at an additional cost and RAW files will not be sold.

This is present to protect our work and removed when purchased on prints or digital files.

The photographer always owns the copyright by law, this does not restrict your right to use the image multiple times & basically translates to the image can't be used for commercial gain/ advertising or profit of any kind.

All images appearing on www.underwater-art.co.uk remain the property and copyright of Underwater Art. Therefor any unauthorised or improper use is prohibited by law. reproduction of part or all of the contents and images, in any format is prohibited for commercial gain.

You are given a login code on the day of the shoot, Images are uploaded approximately 1 week after the shoot (hopefully sooner). Images are displayed alongside other children from your group. An individual gallery and login code can be created if notice is given on the day of the shoot.

We are here to help with any problems or discrepancies with orders. Any damaged or non-received items, please contact Underwater Art as soon as possible so we can rectify this. Issues with image/print quality may be refunded at the discretion of Underwater Art. Digital images, prints and discs are bespoke items and are exempt from standard online purchase refund/return.

It would be our pleasure and is often requested please do give us plenty of notice as we are very busy.

The photographer always owns the copyright by law, this does not restrict your right to use the image multiple times & basically translates to the image can't be used for commercial gain/ advertising or profit of any kind.

All images appearing on www.underwater-art.co.uk remain the property and copyright of Underwater Art. Therefor any unauthorised or improper use is prohibited by law. reproduction of part or all of the contents and images, in any format is prohibited for commercial gain.

Images are professionally edited first, then sent to a professional photo lab, please allow up to 7 working days for delivery. Standard p+p is £2.95 and Recorded is £4.95 and both are sent 1st class.

I often get asked what settings do you use ? I can say that I use a Canon 5D Mark II with a lens that costs over £2,000 and...umm after years and years of perfecting Underwater Art, I'm not disclosing ISO aperture or anything else, but no harm in asking ! Good luck if you're starting out - it is always challenging.