I shot at Belcarra Regional Park 2 month ago . It was a swim wear shoot with Drew. Because she was only available on that day during that time, we have no choice but shoot when the tide is very high.  I remembered that we had to climb on rocks because all the sandy beach were covered by the water. There was barely any place for us to walk when we shoot. 2 month later I back here again. This time is the total opposite. Lots of sand and big rocks are exposed from the low tide creating tons of shooting opportunities. I especially like the area around the dock. It has huge rocks with nice texture and a long dock reaching to the sea. We can even get underneath the dock. Good tunnel light over there. The lighting can be described as challenging but rewarding. High dynamic range, but good quality of ambient. 

Considering it’s always windy at the beach, I left my umbrella and trusted 2×3′ at home and brought the 1×3′ strip box and a 1.3’x1.3′ square softbox. Strip box used to be my all time favorite. I don’t remember why and since when I stop using it. Whatever is the reason, it’s  a mistake. 10 mins after shooting with it, I quickly fall in love with stripbox again. It’s very versatile and can fill in very small space. Perfect for shooting under the dock. I end up found strip box and small square box together can be a killer combo. Stripbox can handle most of full body shot and small square box is a killer for close ups. I think this will be combo that I’m gonna use for my next workshop.

When I finished, I look at the end of the dock. there are some people over there trying to catching crabs. Poor fellas, with tide this low I doubt they’ re gonna catch anything. Their timing is wrong. For me, it couldn’t be better. 

Model: Sophie C from League Models

Makeup: Cinthia Torres

Designer: WinsDesign

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