"before and after" shot of Nicole

Last Sunday morning I was hired to take photos for Paradise Bikini in Long Branch, NJ at Pier Village. It was an overcast day, but we managed to shoot for one hour between rain showers. Everyone worked quickly to run down the shot list Valerie set out to accomplish.

Overcast on the beach is cool for a couple reasons. 1.) It makes it more comfortable for everyone involved if the sun isn’t beating down. 2.) The light is even across the subject and background

One major drawback is the color saturation takes a hit. Grey isn’t complimenting the model’s skin tone or the perception of our beautiful New Jersey shore.

Here’s where my sunrise taken from Lavallette, NJ comes in. The perspective matched the original shot of Nicole, but looked a million times better. The ocean was less choppy during sunrise and certainly had more color.

Fast forward through some painstaking Photoshop work and here you have a lovely composite of Nicole at sunrise.

Click here to check out the entire shoot!