I've been asked to shoot a chick in a bikini

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  1. ababysean

    ababysean TPF Noob!

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    on the beach.
    I am thrilled, I like more of the sexy shoots..
    but I have no idea what to do.

    lol
    any tips?
    pointers?
    or a website of examples?
     
  2. sobolik

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    This is an easy one to answer - Wear sun screen and sunglasses. That is what you should do.

    Actually your information is rather skimpy (no pun intended) Why is the girl wanting these photos?
     
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    I guess I'll put my newbie self out there for a lynching but I'd start with showing some respect. Seriously? I wouldn't take a photographer seriousiously who referred to his model as "a chick in a bikini". Aside from that, check out magazines for ideas you like. Victoria's Secret, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, etc, to name a few. At risk of being shot in addition to the lynching, why were you asked to do the shoot if you "have no idea what to do"? Does the model (or whoever asked you) know this?
     
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    I wouldn't recommend referring to clients, no matter how attractive, as "chicks".
     
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    ababysean TPF Noob!

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    I'm a chick. I guess I do need to be careful about this, but I am very causal.

    She is not paying me, she saw my work and wants to take some pictures for her fiance in Afghanistan, then we got to talking because my husband is also in Afghanistan, one thing led to another and I'm taking her photos on the beach in a swimsuit.

    I was just asking for some pointers as this will be my first experience on the beach other then taking pictures of my kids.

    We are going either at 8am or 6/7pm.

    What time do you think would be better?
     
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    That depends on whether or not you have any OCF gear. Of course if you head out to Escambia Bay you'll be facing east shooting into the sunrise or if you are going to somewhere on the gulf like Perdito key I don't think it would matter as much. If you have some off camera flash equipment you can get really some really great sky's otherwise I would just bank on golden hour.
    I think it would be easier to get there in the afternoon but maybe less crowded in the morning.
     
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    Since we are both military I'm thinking about just going over to NAS and go on the beach there. it will not be crowded, not sure if that is the bay or what! lol
     
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    I think morning light is awesome and definately less likely to be crowded.
     
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    Yeah, the base has some great beaches, just be wary of the backgrounds.

    So what does your other half do in the Navy there anywho? I know most people are only there about a year or so.
     
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    ababysean TPF Noob!

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    He is actually at Cory, at the hospital, He is an x-ray tech.
     
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    A'ha, we used to live right next to there (actually right behind the ABC store in Fairfield Lakes). I can't say I miss the place but I do miss the beaches.
     
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    sunscreen :thumbsup:
    sunglasses? Have you ever tried to look through the viewfinder with sunglasses on?

    Meter for the ambient and flash to light the subject.
     

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