It's not always about the gear you have, but about your knowledge of light. After being contacted by Kauai model Gabby Harrington earlier this week, I was researching some new ways to use my strobes in the studio. Unfortunately my Elinchrom Ranger pack bit the dust, so I was trying to come up with some new lighting schemes. When it came down to it, I decided to walk outside our studio and set up a white tile-board against our lava rock wall in the shade. I threw a 4x6 bounce against the other corner wall. This provided some mental results as you can see below in the images. So at the end of the day, all you need for good portraits is a beautiful model and some nice shade. You can see more of Gabby in the IssaDeMar post I did on my blog a few months back. She is for sure an up and coming Hawaii model and is heading to New York soon. Hope you enjoy.
This is where I hope to share with you my most recent work on a day to day basis. Nothing fancy, just rad stuff as its happening. Hope you enjoy.
One of my fondest trips to date is a job I did for Imperial Motion. I had the privilege to travel up the California coast with my good friend Dave Yearwood. He is a Surf Ambassador for the company and quite a character as well. We got into plenty of trouble along the way, but all in all, we got some epic images. Some of the spots in these images are Oxnard, Big Sur, and San Francisco.
I always get stoked to see old friends make it big, Marissa & Melissa are the creators of IssaDeMar Swimwear. We have been friends since college and I've gotten to see them start from the humblest beginnings. They are now rising stars in the Bikini World and are going to take the market by storm with there new collection. Marissa flew over to Kauai on a last minute effort to get some images for there upcoming look book. Overnight, Marissa booked model Gabby Harrington and we all made the pilgrimage to the end of the road in Ha'ena on the north shore of Kauai. We arrived just before sunrise and shot into the late morning. You can see more of the new line on there website. www.issademar.com