You’ve probably learned it’s a bad idea to shoot on the beach at noon due to harsh lighting. However, with proper technique using a reflector and the right camera settings, you can get some great shots with soft glow on your model.
In this quick tutorial, photographer Matt Hackney teaches how to get that soft look using a 50mm lens.
Even our videographer, Jenn, was able to get great lighting in her filming due to these techniques.
Have questions? Ask in our discussion board:
Question Asked: When is it best to do beach portraits?
Answer: Typical beach/bikini will be shot in Magic Hour right before sunset. It’s hard to come up with a bad photo at that time. However, I just did a bikini photoshoot at 7am for SGSwimwear & came out with incredible photos. Check some out here:
Another Behind the Scenes Video and Beginners Strobist Tutorial by conceptual photographer and cinematographer, Ben Sant of BTS Photography. This video discusses balancing off camera lighting with the available ambient light on a beach front as the sun goes down. Learn tips and tricks in location lighting as well as see some eye catching images of a retro swimwear pinup theme.
See more of my work at http://www.BTSphotography.com
A quick glimpse at the features of the new DVD tutorial about my lighting and Photoshop techniques. Check it out at- http://www.learnfromjoey.com
A candid/interactive photo shoot of the Willis family at South Padre Island by Wade Dunkin at wwdphotography.com
This tutorial video shows the light set-up, camera settings, and editing in Lightroom for the sunrise shot of the model
Photographing a perfect sunrise sunset. There is a simple solution for shooting a sunrise photo to get that color pop you are looking for.