Surf Lifestyle Stock Photography Photoshoot.

A little bit about the shoot.

Surfing Lifestyle Photographs.
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Surfer Lifestyle Stock Photography photo shoot.

Late September early evening, no wetsuit for the photographer : )

We shot a few images with a surfboard around the cliffs above Fistral Beach, Newquay with the Nikon D850 + 24-70 f2.8, then switched to the Fuji X-T2 with Meikon underwater housing for the sea part of the shoot.

There wasn’t a big gap between waves, and it was difficult shooting in these conditions. Shooting mirrorless with face detection certainly helps in blind shooting situations like this. I made the mistake of only putting one UHS-II card in the camera, missing many shots because the buffer in the camera hadnt cleared and it wasn’t ready to shoot.

If you are looking at a Fuji X-T2 and want to shoot rapid movement, lifestyle etc., I recommend using UHS-II cards over UHS-I. However 64gb Sandisk UHS-I 90mb’s 17 pounds, UHS-II 300 Mb’s 99 pounds.


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Want to hire the model, check his Instagram.

Couple Beach Lifestyle Stock Photography Photoshoot.

A little bit about the Photoshoot.

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This couples lifestyle shoot took place at Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall on a late September afternoon.

My second time working with more than one model, the first time was with gettyimages, and they arranged the models, wardrobe, locations, art directors etc.

On this photo shoot, that was all my job. Production is a job in itself.

I’d worked with the male model two days previous on a surf-themed photo shoot, but neither of us had worked with the female model.

I was a little worried the models would feel uncomfortable pretending to be a couple. However, they both were relaxed and nailed it.

If you would like to work with either, their Instagrams are Male Model, Female Model.

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Gear used; Nikon D850 + 24-70 f2.8.

Get rich quick with Stock Photography : )

Stock Photography earnings.
Stock Photography in Use.

The sad state of stock photography.

I remember when I saw this image on the advertisement for flights to Newquay, quite excited to see a picture in use. I emailed the model a copy, and he’s already seen it at Newquay airport.

So then the next question is, how much did I earn from my image in a national ad campaign? drum roll . . . . .
$0.78, so about 50 pence.

Stock Photography, get rich quick : )

Beach Yoga Stock photography Lifestyle Photoshoot.

A little bit about this photoshoot.

Beach yoga Lifestyle Photoshoot.
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Yoga Lifestyle Stock Photography Shoot.

I had one week in June to create stock images. Unfortunately, I’d chosen a week with 40+ MPH winds and four seasons in 15-minute intervals.
I had to make the best of a bad situation.
I had two Photoshoots with this model; he’s versatile, a surfer, lifeguard, yoga instructor.
I decided to use a new camera, the Fuji X-T2. My trusty Nikon D800 had excellent image quality, but it’s wasn’t good at quick lifestyle photoshoots. Poor side focus hit rates, slow FPS meant a lot of missed shots.

When we arrived at the beach, torrential rain, so we waited, 15 minutes later, blazing early evening summer sunshine.

The Fuji X-T2 didn’t perform as well as hoped. It struggled to focus on the backlit model, and at the end of the shoot, it crashed.

The little Fuji is a good camera, but I did hit a few weaknesses with it on this shoot. Small buffer, struggles to focus in heavily backlit situations, prone to crashing (now fixed with firmware updates).

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View the shoot here.