On a cold day in February on the west coast of Canada, me and my scantily clad model, Tiffani Guy, decided to head out to the beach to catch golden hour and take photos. Despite her having a parka on hand to bundle up in between shots, her bravery for the icy wind and the elements was nothing short of gladiatorial. While out upon the chilled rocks, she even volunteered to remove her shoes for the images! I note this not only as a testament of her fortitude but also as a reminder to readers that being a model is not an easy gig. Models aren't comfortable in front of the camera. I don't mean that they aren't at ease or relaxed and professional, I mean that doing the things a photographer wants a model to do can put one's body through hell. Either standing under blazing hot lights, or trying to look warm on a freezing beach in February, or pretzeling one's body into positions that look good for the camera, but are completely unnatural for the anatomy of a normal human body, models do it all... and often make it look like a breeze without complaint or protest.
My point in this post is not only to expose my own photos, but to celebrate the model. The model whose job is to make photographer look good, no matter how shitty the weather or the situation. That being said it is a two way street and a great photographer has the ability to make a model on a less than stellar day look great. This was not was not one of those days.
Shot with: Canon 6d with 70-200mm f/2.8L and 50mm f1.8, natural light.
~Cheers, Rev D.