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Old Jun 20, 2006, 10:18 PM   #1
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My first beach/swimsuit shoot. Many challenges, many joys that day... Vanessa was a trooper - especially when it came time to get wet. See all her pics here: http://imageevent.com/24peter/vanessa






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Old Jun 21, 2006, 12:41 AM   #2
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nice range of shot

shot 3 is my fav, such a shame about the hair across the face
i think this comp is great.

reflector? fill flash?


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Old Jun 21, 2006, 6:26 AM   #3
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Great shots.However, I wish you would've done something about the shadows within her body. I find them a bit distracting.
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Old Jun 21, 2006, 10:34 AM   #4
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Thanks guys for your replies.

The lighting was the main challenge that day. B/c of our scheduling the only time we could shoot was midday (11-2PM). Here in LA in June that's like shooting at the Equator (in other words the sun was very strong and directly overhead.) I considered all kinds of fill options but I was working alone so it was tough. I brought a big piece of foamcore to use as a bounce but that just became something else to chase after as the wind blew it down the beach (it was very windy that day.)

So... I ended up using my two headed flash monster or my 220EX on camera as fill. Also, the one advantage of the beach is the sand can be a nice natural reflector, though in our case the sand wasn't all that white. But hey, for my first time shooting at the beach and working alone, I'm happy.
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Old Jun 24, 2006, 1:21 AM   #5
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seams to me that my and your choice of photos that you decide to show here from the complete session is always different. I saw all photos at your web page. There are lot of photos but always find several photos that you made as a pro....really, but you usually do not post them here ?

From these here posted the best is #3 and I find no distruction from the hair beeing over her left eye.

Keep shooting, now it's summer time and more of these swimsuits photos should be taken......waiting for some more....

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