Saturday, March 12, 2016

Tests for Beach Portraits

Went to the beach yesterday at 1745 to take some test shots. Becky and Emma agreed to be models and they both seemed to really enjoy themselves.

They were having fun and I appreciated their cooperation.

I was experimenting with a technique where you set White Balance to Tungsten, which makes the sky and water more blue, which is goodness. On the other hand, it makes skin a bit blue. You correct that with a speedlight flash unit with an orange gel (tungsten light is produced) so the skin tones look good. I did this a bit too early, but here is an example:

The sun had not yet set, the small flash was overpowered. I will use the technique a bit later in the day for the wedding, but will use care.

More to come...


  1. Someone was chanelling her inner Bond girl :)

    1. They made a game of posing. It was a lot of fun for all of us.