Hello Rebelicious people!
Sorry I have not written here for a while, I have been so busy with shooting and travel to keep up! Recently I went to Spain with two good friends Paradisaea and Tabitha Adams and managed to sneak in a little shoot with Duane Joubert ( http://www.drjphoto.net) a very talented but shy photographer who deserves more credit for his work! He flew out to join us on our second day but we encountered a few problems with the Spanish heat!
We shot a few images in a paddling pool in a Rubber Monkey Latex outfit, but it was so hot I could literally feel the heat off the reflector! (Duane thought I was kidding when I said I could feel the heat until I did it back to him) In the evening we went to the beach with less chance of me being burnt to a crisp!
All holiday I wore factor 50 religiously… I think as a model you should avoid dodgy tan lines at all costs! I really enjoyed myself and am considering a girly modelling/ shooting break next year
Duane’s experience: What can I say about a day in Spain with 3 amazing ladies? It’s been a long time since I took a picture in any kind of sunlight, so I was probably a little unprepared for how bright it was during the day. Also, a harsh reminder of how badly I need a tan.
It was quite typical of how I shoot these days though, short notice, unplanned and totally unprepared! A quick little shoot in the baking midday heat was all we could manage before retreating to the pool, and almost managing to blind Ruby with a reflector in the process (sorry Ruby!!!). A brief afternoon location hunt was mostly unsuccessful, largely due to time constraints and the fierce early afternoon sun, but thankfully the weather was pretty consistent so we were able to count on using the evening light. The brilliant company and cold beer back at the villa made sure we were late getting down to the beach though, so it was a rush to get onsite and shoot some quick sets, but we managed to beat the sunset and hopefully we pulled it off without flashing any of the evening beach folk. Sunset is one of my favourite times to shoot outdoors and this was definitely the place for it, most of what we shot on this occasion was quite simply lit with a combination of either a single speed-light, reflector or natural light. I’ve worked with Ruby a few times now and she always blows me away with her enthusiasm and just all-round awesomeness, but the combination of Ruby True, Paradisaea and Tabitha Adams together was absolute magic. I can’t recommend any one of these girls enough. Special thanks goes to Tabby for filling in for a very broken light stand!