First location shoot of 2012

Well had my first location shoot last Thursday, the2nd of February. The location was West Kirby on the Wirral, on and around the marine lake, a place I had gone to a couple of times and liked the look of. Model was the wonderful Kelly Denise with great make up by Jayne Ditty.

I got there nice and handy and even managed to take a few images of the lake and the surrounding area. The lake was like a millpond and was bathed in some great early morning light. Kelly and Jayne got there bang on time and we set about looking for somewhere for Kelly to get changed and Jayne to do her magic with the makeup. I must say a big thanks to the guy who was looking after the marine lake that day for kindly letting us use the women’s changing rooms right next to the lake, usually used by the windsurfers. This meant that Jayne and Kelly didn’t get too cold on what was a very very cold morning.

The first place we shot was on a small jetty leading into the lake and the sun was more or less directly behind Kelly. I was using my Lencarta Safari 600w ring flash for fill in light and was pleased with the results I could see on the back of my Nikon D3s. Next we moved onto the rocks nearby and got some nice images there too this time with the sun behind me but still using the ring flash as fill. We were joined by a little male model for a time in the shape of a west highland terrier out for his morning walk LOL.

With a quick change of outfit by Kelly we moved onto the beach for some shots again using the ring flash. When using this I like to underexpose the background a little to give the image a little separation and depth. After the beach Kelly had another change and a change of hair style and we took a few shots along the prom and in a little park nearby, were an older couple were sitting and watching us work, the lady came over to talk to us telling us she had seen us down on the beach and it had reminded her of a programme she had seen about David Baily and Jean Shrimpton , now that’s a compliment !

Massive big thanks to both Kelly and Jayne for putting up with the freezing cold and being such fun to work with.


Happy Snapping



Kelly on the jetty

"On the rocks"

Beach shot

Beach shot .... yeah it was freezing !

On the park bench

Kelly looking very cool :-)

Kelly and our little male model :-)

Just one I took before Kelly and Jayne arrived :-)


  • Warren…you are a flippin master with that flash of yours…fab set….and Kelly is gorgeous

    February 4, 2012
  • Deb

    great work Warren I love the soft look.

    February 4, 2012

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