In order to not upset the gnats, they were there first after all, we relocated to another part of the beach.
We have a rainy period in Gothenburg, we call it summer. However, sometimes the rain does not fall. The Swedish Metrological and Hydrological Institute had promised the evening, at least the latter part of it, would be one of those occasions.
We started off very simply: First of all, we kept the scenes very simple. For ligthing we used two remote controlled hotshot flashes with 1/2 CTO (Color Temperature Orange) gels on lightstands.
|Anna posing while Sara holds the lightstand.|
After a few test shots, we brought out a shoot-through umbrella. Sara held the light stand with the umbrella while I shot Anna, and vice versa.
Maybe it was bringing the umbrella out that did it: It started to rain!
We had to pack it in less than a third through the shoot. Still, we got some really good photos, and we were very happy about the shoot.
Because stopped the shoot a bit early, we had time to plan the next one. It will be awhile until we have an opportunity to shoot, but I am looking forward to it. A lot!