Masthead header

How much time goes into editing underwater photos?..

I will never tell but I will share.

I created this video, which I will admit is kind of long & it’s sped up 600%, but to edit them depending on what you want your out come to be …can be very lengthy.

The first image is my completed piece and the 3 unedited images are the ones used to create this underwater artwork. I hope you enjoyed this video and feel free to ask me any thing!?


How to model underwater

Modeling underwater produces some of the most visually unique images.  Each model greatly differs in their abilities to open eyes, hold breath, achieve neutral  buoyancy and pose all the while looking relaxed in an underwater environment.   

Holding your breath is one of the main aspects. The longer the model can hold their breath the more shots you can get. One way you can achieve this by staying calm & relaxed.

Hair floating in various directions can beautifully enhance an image. With every movement the model makes, the hair will follow. Moving the head horizontally and tilting the head back and forth is relatively easy. A skilled model can gauge her environment and hold her head in such a way that allows her hair to flow out and away from her face.

This video is to show what goes into modeling while underwater.


underwater modeling sample from Tanya Walter on Vimeo.

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos, other wise know as Day of the Dead.

The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

Since the recent passing of my mom…this festival brings on a new meaning. I wanted to honor her by photographing a model underwater with a traditional sugar skull.

Never regret…


It’s not to late for your senior photographs.

Erin is a  local Colorado Springs, 2013 high school senior. She loves to model and as you can see she is also great at it. Erin had her photo shoot at Garden of the Gods and it was a chilly 2 hours, I only had to retouch a few goosebumps 😀 Even though the grass is no longer green, You can still can get some amazing photographs!



Every client that is photographed will receive a slideshow for their enjoyment!


Steam Locomotive No. 844

On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to see and get this great image of the steam locomotive No. 844 coming through Palmer Lake, Colorado. This is the 150 Anniversary celebration of Union Pacific.Steam Locomotive

Steam Locomotive No. 844 was the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad. It was delivered in 1944. A high-speed passenger engine, it pulled such widely known trains as the Overland Limited, Los Angeles Limited, Portland Rose and Challenger. Here is a link to learn more about the Living Legend No. 844 or about steam locomotives.

   Many on lookers ventured out to catch a glimpses of this Legend so I decided to go down the tracks to get a little different view.

Patiently waiting to see No. 844

F a c e b o o k