On the Open Sea for Family Photos

Welcome to Keyport, New Jersey. Another new challenge came my way. How do you do family photos on a moving boat? First thing you do is make sure all your gear is safely tucked in place and only carry what you will be using.

Strobes were used for the portraits taken with the family sitting on the edge of the boat. Since I was not going to have an assistant, I brought along my Manfrotto light stands since they have an extremely wide footprint and wouldn’t tip off a rocking boat.

Once we got back to land, the remainder of the session was shot using natural light. I am particularly fond of the black and white shot of father, son and grandson next to the water. A simple summary of the three generations of Zushma photographed.