Posted on June 28, 2012
After a rainy and cloudy day, the sky let up for some late afternoon portraits of Fritzi. The wind on North Shore beach in St. Petersburg Florida was fairly intense and I was not being kind to my subject’s hair. We moved off the beach to a grassy area of the park, and then mother nature intercepted with some beautiful cloud diffused sunlight.
I lit the scene with two SabersStrips in an inverted L pattern as main light and then eventually as the sunlight increased, as hair light and side fill.
Shooting in Florida presents its own set of challenges; windy beaches, sand and high humidity. But what I love about photographing in Florida is the soft diffused light that lingers at sunset, many times described as the golden hour.
In many parts of Colorado, the sun dips behind the mountains and our overall daylight can be a little more contrasty in full sun. This week I am in Calgary, where the Alberta blue skies are warmed by 9:55PM sunsets which slowly fade into twilight. Photographers are always chasing the light and its fun to see the nuances of every geographic location.
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