(If you enjoy these photos of Gina, you will be pleased to know she is the live model for my photography workshop happening next week at Salt Studios in Asbury Park, NJ on Saturday, January 30th. We start at 9:00am and will be discussing your goals as a photographer, my workflow (planning a shoot, composition, flash/natural/hybrid lighting) and then shooting with Gina for the second half of the day. Space is limited and There are 10 slots left. REGISTER TODAY!)

Today I give you a modeling shoot at a vast nature preserve. It’s almost unfair shooting at a place like this. It’s wide open wilderness and strange on top of it. There are eagles and hawks everywhere. Weird skeletal trees. On this particular day we were the only two souls in the preserve since it was both windy and freezing cold. But we bundled up and trekked around for an hour.

The first panoramic overlook provided us with a preview of what the rest of the shoot would look like. Warm golden sunlight. No light modifiers would be necessary. Just two Canon 6D bodies, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and Canon 85mm f/1.8

Portraits of Gina Knox taken at The Great Swamp during sunset

Portraits of Gina Knox taken at The Great Swamp during sunset

Portraits of Gina Knox taken at The Great Swamp during sunset

Portraits of Gina Knox taken at The Great Swamp during sunset

Portraits of Gina Knox taken at The Great Swamp during sunset

Portraits of Gina Knox taken at The Great Swamp during sunset

Portraits of Gina Knox taken at The Great Swamp during sunset

Portraits of Gina Knox taken at The Great Swamp during sunset

Portraits of Gina Knox taken at The Great Swamp during sunset