I've wanted to shoot at Catherine Hill Bay for years, as it's a very common spot for photographers to venture out to for both landscape as well as bikini and glamour portrait sessions. I figured I'd take a stab at this location by giving it my own unique twist to this commonly photographed spot.
We were lucky enough to have had a storm brewing behind our back, but with the tide riding in fast we had only an hour or so to shoot.
With the storm over our heads - dark and moody was our best and only option to go with. We shot rather quickly through 5 short sessions, 4 of which I was happy with (the 5th was ok, but didn't pass our standards). The pier here has been used so often as a background against models before, so I decided to do something completely different. I stood on the pier and positioned myself at an usually high angle facing downwards against the rocks. Not an angle I've previously seen done here before, I had Natasha lay herself (uncomfortably) against the rock, and we watched the tide come in and wrap the waves around it.
A short, simple but really effective shoot.
Behind The Scenes
Chris Bromley and Chloe Hamilton as part of the crew to help with lighting. I used a single large octabox positioned high off camera to illuminate Natasha and the head pieces. Other equipment in our list of gear used was a single Bowens 400w Gemini, a very large light stand, a pair of pocketwizards and a Canon 5D Mark III / 24-70 F2.8 I lens.