It was a pleasure working with Ecuadorian Model Nicole Amber from Wilmington, North Carolina. This was the second time I got the the chance to work with Nicole Amber and the first time we shot at the beach.
Due to scheduling while in Myrtle Beach we had to shoot during the middle of the day. I love shooting on the beach during the middle of the day, said no one ever! I was glad she brought along a strong and sturdy assistant to help hold the Scrim Jim for a few hours in the heat. When shooting, I am always thinking location, location, location. It can make or break a great shoot. We settled on a patch of Palm Trees near the beach entrance and a lifeguard stand nearby as our two places to shoot.
For this shoot I did not use any flashes or strobes just natural light and a 72 X 72 Scrim Jim for shade. For the Scrim Jim, I used a 1-1/4-Stop diffuser fabric to block any harsh direct light hitting her. I am not a fan of streaks or dappled light in general hitting the model so I try to block it at all cost. Another reason I like to use the large Scrim Jim is that you can cover the model from head to toe. A tip when shooting mid-day is to limit the amount of sky, sand or bright objects like a white wall in your frame to help keep your highlights even across the frame. Bright spots can be a distraction in your picture if used wrong. Below are a few final images and behind the scene pictures from the shoot.
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Instagram: The Nicole Amber
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