Chris K.'s picture


September 16, 2015

Model: Jessica Perez
MUA: Madison Idelle
Mijanou Swim
Freeport, Bahamas

Sometimes you just get really lucky with nature. For someone who close to never shoots without lights let alone a reflector especially when shooting outdoors-this has always been a "no, no" for me. All I brought for this shoot was my camera, 24-70 f/2.8, and an ExpoDisc 2.0... at 12pm on a crowded tourist-filled beach.

We walked around for a bit and found this cool rocky area away from most of the Freeport tourists, think there was a cruise ship which docked for the day so the beach was literally filled with at least 500 people. So we couldn't shoot on the sand part of the beach without getting too many onlookers and people in the background.
When we got halfway to the end of the rocks some seagulls landed just off the edge so I had Jessica pose in this narrow pool in the middle of it-by the time I dialed in all my camera settings the sun was blocked by a cloud so I only had a minute or two to nail down my shot... And well here it is

Think I'm definitely turning into a natural light photographer... can't even think how lighting would've added any more to this shot :)

45mm · f/2.8 · 1/1600s · ISO 100
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Charles Morgan's picture

Very nice. Surprised no one commented. Even her feet are beautiful

Wayne Denny's picture

Great shot. Was the tilt done in camera, or did you crop it that way? Doesn't matter either way, I was just curious!

Chris K.'s picture

It was done in camera

Anonymous's picture


Chapeau dude. Really nice shot! I like the tilt and framing!