Swimwear Photography with Joey Wright Behind The Scenes continues today with Episode 2. In last weeks episode you were able to see our journey from the US down to Curacao. In this episode we finally begin filming lessons with Joey for this swimwear photography tutorial. Lara did a great job of scouting a beautiful private beach for our first location. We woke up at 5am to set up before sunrise. While Krystal, our hair and makeup artist, worked with Shana and Mela, we began to plan our first lesson with Joey.
Filming the first lesson of any tutorial is usually pretty tricky. Although I had worked with Joey before at the 2015 Fstoppers Workshops, we had never put him on camera.
Have you ever tried to plan an outdoor photoshoot only to change the direction once you actually start shooting? Maybe your original vision doesn't really work and you come up with a better option on the fly. Well, filming a photographer working can be even more complicated. We've flimed for hours before and captured a great lesson only to have the photographer scrap everything because they were unhappy with the finished photo. We've also had to delete great sections with great finished images from tutorials because the lessons aren't clear enough or they are repetitive.
Although we had a basic outline of what needed to be taught, we had to make up the majority of the first few lessons on the fly. Luckily, Joey was great on camera and the vast majority of his images were keepers.
All of the lessons that Joey taught this first day were 100% about natural light and really weren't about capturing flawless images. Even still, Joey came away with a great shot of Mela in a "cave" by the ocean.
In the upcoming BTS episodes Joey will begin to introduce reflectors, scrims, strobes, and modifiers, but this first day, we wanted to keep things as simple as we could.
If you missed last weeks BTS episode 1 you can see that here. To learn more about the full tutorial you can head over to the Fstoppers store.