Wreck beach is a clothing optional beach in Vancouver. I never done any photo shoot at there before. I image it’ll be a very busy place with lots naked people who will always give the evil eye to anyone holding a camera. One day I did a post asking people about good beach locations. Lots people recommend that place. I thought maybe I should just give it a try. I glad I did.

I shot over Iona beach and Tower beach before. I love both locations and they are very different from each other. Iona beach is sandy with lots of tall grass. You can also see the mountains over the north. It’s a good place to play with foreground background.  Tower beach is full of huge rocks and logs, when the tide is low the exposed wet rock create lots of sparkly reflections, good bokeh if you shoot wide open with a longer lens.  Wreck beach is like a combination of these 2.

I don’t know why they call this place wreck beach, probably because of the stairs from the beach to the parking lot. They will wreck you if you are not a climber. It’ll be stupid to carry a lot of gear with me to do this shoot. So, one lens, one light and one modifier. I used Sigma 50 Art and Profoto B2 with Profoto 2×3′ OCF softbox.

When we first started the Sun was still a bit high, but who cares, I have my strobe. Here is a bts shoot

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After a few shots under the sun, we were half toasted.  Need to move to the shade. Personally I like  the ambient light to be more dramatic, but sometimes even the Vancouver Sun could be brutal.

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Big thanks to Hennesy who modeled for me and Reid who assisted this shoot. It was a fun shoot.

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