Rae of Sunshine

Well this was a shoot that was almost cancelled because of the weather, the forecast was pretty poor and it looked like we were not going to get any good light.  On the morning of the shoot I got up  early to chek out the webcam that overlooks the location and it didn’t look too bad so we decided to give it a go.  I made the short trip up the A1 /A19 and through the Tyne Tunnel to Tynemouth to meet Charlene who you will probably recognise from previous shoots on the blog.  Tynemouth is a popular area well known to the people of the north east because of the beach but also draws its fair share of surfers and scuba divers.  The plan was to shoot a couple of outfit changes in and around the beach area, including an old outdoor swimming pool which had been thoughtfully re painted before the shoot :),  before the weather closed in.  As it turned out the weather was lovely, sunny and perfectly still which made for great shooting condition,  this gave me the option of using my new silver lined 59″ parabolic umbrella ella ella  from Hobo Lighting. The quality of the umbrella is good and it is built a little more strongly than a standard brolly making think it would be a better option for location work.   Using a 500w Bowens Gemini strobe running off a Travelpak it gave out a good amount of light which was quite focused and contrasty.  I have read that they are considering making a front diffuser panel for this  which will be interesting to see the effect it has on softness.  It needed careful setting up but when you get in the right place I really liked the effect it gave,  certainly something I will be looking to use a lot more in the future.   As usual Charlene looked stunning and we worked through the different sets quickly before she had to rush off home and feed her new Dalmatian pup Spot!!  A thoroughly enjoyable shoot with a great model, hope you enjoy the images.

 

Comments

  1. Wonderful work!

  2. WHAT A STUNNER!! Loved everything about this set from the choice of location, lighting, poses and wardrobe- not forgetting the blog name, CLASSIC!!
    Defo my favourite set from images I’ve seen of Charlene recently! Well done both!

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