Should have done this Blog along time ago but here it is now. This shoot was done back in 12/03/17. It was a group photoshoot in North Devon, UK. The people that was involved in this shoot was Me, Eleanor, Paige & Philippa. Plus Eleanor other half and assistant Steven. Before the shoot I didn't really have a clue where was going or what type of shoot this would be. All I knew it was in North Devon somewhere.
The location turn out too be at Croyde Beach, UK. It was such a beautiful beach. Before going down to the beach, all of us met in a coffee shop. We ended up having a bit of a problem with one of the model. She turned up late, right at the end before we was going to leave and leave her behind. But she did turn up at the end and the atmosphere wasn't all great to be honest.
We ended up doing the group shoot anyway with both models. So we drove down to the location and it was such an amazing view. This was my first ever beach photo shoot. So this was all new too me. I have never done a shoot like this before. Another thing that we was shoot with the midday sun. I have never done a shoot with midday sun out in the open. It turn out to be a bit of a challenge and gave it my best.
The plan was to shoot each model individually and then together as a pair to the end. I started of with Philippa then with Paige. The shoot with Philippa was very hard to get the lighting right. As this was my first time shooting in a open space with hard sunlight. I had to ask Steven to help me out by holding a reflector and diffusion disk. Did manage to get some really good shots with her.
The shoot Paige I wanted to go to a different location with her. I didn't want it to be in the same area where I shot Philippa. So we went down where to rocks and sea. It was more of a challenge the sun was mostly behind Paige. So the images was exposing for the background more than her. Plus the tide was coming in pretty quickly so we only had a short time with the rocks.
After the shoot with Paige we started shooting the two models together. Eleanor was the first photographer to start. It was such a lovely sunset while she was shooting both of the models. I didn't think I would have time to get some images by the time Eleanor finished. I wasn't too pleased how they turn out at the end when it was my go. The images all turn out to be exposed for the sunset rather than the models. But I did managed to get at least one Image.
If I had to go back and do that shoot again. I would have done everything differently and maybe brought a Speedlight with me. I would have use off-camera flash by balancing ambient light with artificial light. You learn a lot from doing challenging photoshoots. This what makes me a better photographer.
Eleanor (Photographer) - https://www.eleanorstobbart.co.uk/
Steven (Assistant) - https://www.instagram.com/chapmaca7/
Paige (Model) - https://www.instagram.com/paige_winters90/
Philippa (Model) - https://www.instagram.com/philippaxoxox/