With this shoot I wanted to images to look like they were shot on a deserted tropical island and have a high contrast between the highlights and shadows, so we did the shoot in the hard mid afternoon sun. I wanted to slightly underexpose the background to capture the nice blue gradients of the water and sky. To do this I used a Cokin P 153 -2 stop ND Filter. For lighting I used the alien bees B1600 with the Paul C Buff large octabox coming from the same detention as the sun to enhance the highlights and contrast on the models. I placed the light slightly above aiming down and feathered slightly away from models to create some shadows on the other side of the models.
Photographs by: Dan Cuellar
Model: John De Stefano Jr.
Model: Alyse Hrynkiw
Fashion By: Jenny lee Maas
Hair & Makeup By: Heather Weiser
Facebook: Dan Cuellar Photography
Shot on location at Moore's inlet beach Wildwood Nj
Camera: Canon eos 6D
Lens Filter: Conkin P 153 -2 stop ND Filter.
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
aperture: f / 2.8 - f /4
Flash unit: AlienBees b1600
Battery: Vagabond Mini Battery Pack
Modifier: Paul C Buff Large Octabox
Power setting: 1/4 power