I always wanted to have a photoshot in the beach. Even it’s not summer yet, the weather in Barcelona was sunny enough to do it without catching a cold. The model name is Maika, she’s a beautiful girl from Barcelona with really nice eyes. The good thing about doing this photoshots is about freedom of choice and freedom of ideas. I’m independent, so no pressure from a client asking for a specific product. This was just our free will taking pictures. I like when the model improvises by herself, because that makes her feel better and more relaxed, even if sometimes the wind can play some tricks. Maika is pretty young but she’s talented. I’m sure I’ll work with her in the near future again. She has lovely green eyes and she puts personality in the pictures which make them more vivid and with content.
It was interesting to see the reaction of the people around: some just ignored us, some other people just tried to avoid us. Fortunately we didn’t have a lot of people watching, which is common in such situations. Maybe because it’s still winter or maybe because we were quite discrete. Just one exception. There was a guy, laying in the sand, about 10 meters from our position. He didn’t move, he just watched the whole scene for about two hours. I think he was interested in Maika and the whole show, specially when I asked her more hot shots showing more of all her gifts.
I decided not to use circular reflectors and just burn with direct flash light to make some sunlight contrast. It worked fine but I have to try something else next time.
What I found interesting was using backlight and the sea as a background. That plus a girl full of energy like Maika jumping all around. It was really funny!
I still have a lot more pictures of Maika that I will post, just wait :)