I’ve had an idea mulling around in my head for a while, about doing shoots with some freestyle footballers… lucky them… but naturally, it’s good to come up with and test an idea before you push ahead with it! One location I decided upon, was a beach, so myself and Gary Eddleston headed on over to Formby beach, just north of Liverpool on a gorgeous Friday evening to experiment and see what we could come up with.
Limited to 4 hands, 2 of which would be holding the camera, the other 2 balance.. the only plausible lighting solution was to be the softbox and/or naked lights. Seaside breezes don’t go down too well with unattended umbrellas! Yes, that is speaking from experience… Using the softbox meant light spread was severely limited, but I’ve a good idea of what to expect as a minimum should that be the adopted method.
We managed a good hour of shooting during what felt like the longest sunset ever, although that is no complaint, I could have sat there all night watching it if possible! (A trip to the Arctic Circle perhaps this Winter?)
An Easter wedding continues my collection of themed weddings, and despite it taking place on the 1st April, the only ‘joke’ was the weather – rain, rain and more rain.. but you can’t book good weather! The wedding of Jamie and Kelly took place at Oxwich Bay Hotel, near Swansea, Wales. The hotel overlooks a beautiful bay, and is situation next to a lovely beach – a spot for Summer I think!