Fierce Black and White Sunrise Portraits of Beautiful Model
The photoshoot with Elise between Makapu’u and Sandy Beaches on the Windward side of Oahu resulted in some of my most favorite black and white photos.
The amazing difference between those color beauty and fashion photos taken at the same location at the same time and the following pictures are a true testament to the power of black and white photography.
Not every element of the photo is planned for example the round edge of the lava rock on the left hand side nicely compliments the curve of the model’s shoulder, also her earring is just at the right place against dark background and perfectly illuminated by the rising sun.
I wish I was that good but regardless, heaps of these lucky breaks occur during every photoshoot.
On this photo the sweet all American girl next door is transformed into a fierce, edgy, strong and beautiful woman:
Shooting from above can give a dramatic results as the look of the person becomes more intense.
The soft first light of the day, the rugged location of dry brush, lava rocks and windy beaches along with Elise’s beauty, intelligence and just enough intensity made this photo shoot special.
Back and white conversion adds drama to this photo as Elise is looking towards the rising sun and the magnificent blue Pacific Ocean while the warm Hawaii trade winds blow though her hair:
An intimate look at Elise’s beautifully lit face in the open shade of her jeep with the added cute factor of freckles on the nose: