Light Testing On The Beach


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Things didn’t go according the plan. For once I didn’t really mind it.

“Let’s go to the beach and shoot you in a swimming suit.” J suggested a couple of weeks ago. That, by no means is a suggestion of a fashion or beauty shoot to present me in an attractive way. J just wanted to shoot “something” – any human’s skin, to test out some lighting gears on the beach. There are so many photography gears we’ve accumulated and the collection is ever growing. Very often, I would be the Ginnie pig as a live object to shoot. Many times in order to be able to get out of the house in 2 minutes, I would just go to these “test shoots” in track pants with messy hair and zero makeup.

But wearing a swimming suit?  The prospect of seeing photos my muffin tops on our big Mac screen freaked me out a little. Thank God Sydney’s weather has been cloudy and rainy non stop in the last couple of weeks. That doesn’t mean that we are not going to do the test shots on the beach. It just means I didn’t have to wear a swimming suit and flash my unflattering tummy in front a HD camera. What a relief!

Those are of few test photos on the day. Some were shot with a beauty dish; some with a higher power strobe; the first one in pure natural light.

My mum once told me that the best way to deal with floppy “chicken wing” arms is to ALWAYS wearing long sleeve shirts. No matter how much I disliked the advice at the time, in a way, I’m still  truly my mother’s daughter. This blue elastic waist jumpsuit is perfect for comfort and hiding the places I’m not comfortable to show.


Location: Sydney

Photos by: CandidTown Photography

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