Beach Holiday Lifestyle Stock Photography shoot.

A little bit about my most successful lifestyle shoot.

Stock Photography Beach holiday Lifestyle.
Stock beach holiday lifestyle photoshoot, licence exclusively at

This shoot was late September in Cornwall. I had one week, my stock income was in free fall, I’d just got a tax refund and decided to blow it on hiring two models for coastal lifestyle shoots.

Things always go wrong : ) The forecast was terrible, wind and rain. I cancelled the shoot initially, but the model wanted the shoot as she had invested time and money in preparation.
So we went ahead, we started shooting walking along the cliffs around Porthcurno, it was overcast and on/off light rain. When we got to the beach, well we got fortunate, the sun came out. Beach holiday lifestyle shots in the rain don’t work : )
The model was brilliant giving happy, carefree looks with ease. She even was happy to play in the sea, and it was freezing : )

This photo shoot turned out to be my most successful model shoot to date.

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View the shoot here.

Gear used.
Nikon D800, 24-70 F2.8, 7-200 f2.8 VRII. Sony A6000+16-50 lens in Meikon underwater housing.

Trevose Lighthouse, Cornwall.

Trevose Lighthouse.
Aerial view over Trevose Lighthouse. (C) John Shepherd.

The Image is taken from the window of a Cessna 152 on a chartered photography flight from Newquay airport with FLY Newquay.
My first attempt at aerial photography, I’d watched a couple of tutorials and read a few things.
It’s pretty challenging photographing from the plane, it’s a small two-seater, the window pushes up in a flap motion, and the speed of the aircraft keeps it in place. It’s very cramped and tricky to get the shots, the wheel and the wing means you are limited in your angles.
I’d certainly like to do it again, but it’s pretty costly.

Camera: Nikon D850 Lens 70-200mm f2.8 VRII.

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