Black and White Night Photography of Bikini Model on Beach
I decided to experiment with a different mood than what is the norm for Hawaiian beach photoshoots. Intimate, up close and personal dramatic black and white model photography at night. That’s the basic idea.
One can only hope for that the full moon will be out. Otherwise the assisting red laser-like beam of the Nikon flash is the only aid helping to see the model and compose the shot.
There are advantages as well, nobody would be staring at us, no scorching sun, no unpleasant shadows on the model’s face, no squinting to name a few.
The resulting photos are not a perfectly lit studio quality pictures; but what is gained is more important: paparazzi like invasive realism .. and I like that look a lot!
Doing photography in Hawaii offers endless opportunities to turn ordinary circumstances, locations and props (at least by Hawaiian standards) into something extraordinary and visually exciting. And all this is possible year around; these photos were taken on December 12th.
An intimate and not everyday moment captured as an exotic model wearing a wifebeater laying in a nice and warm lava pool at night.
Tamara who is one of my favorite amateur models was once again a great sport just like during our rainforest photoshoot.
She is wearing a cute black bikini bottom and a white wifebeater as she is laying on large lava rock which is being splashed by waves.
The pitch black background is one of the most intriguing aspects of night photography, it really accentuates the subject by eliminating busy backgrounds which is often a challenge during on location photoshoots.
Not too provocative or cheap; I like to portray femininity in a more subtle way as I have done it on this photo:
I love dramatic black and white portraits, so no photoshoot is complete without them. The ingredients are right there I just have to choose them and mix them up.
Messy wet hair tossed in the strong beautiful face the model, a cute implied effect with grains of sand on the shoulder. As always the chemistry between model and photographer is key. When it is missing the whole photoshoot is a waste of time.
When it is there, it nicely calms the mood, makes emotions more natural, the photos more real and more beautiful.
Not all concepts have to be wet and wild, a nice white wifebeater and denim jeans create a casual mood for this night time beach photo.