Actress / Model photoshoot in Torquay, Devon.

Torquay has some truly beautiful places for a photoshoot and for me, there is nowhere better than the areas around Rock walk gardens. With the location set and model arranged, let’s see how a late afternoon photoshoot got on…

Jemma wanted some photos for her portfolio. Because of the current restrictions, an indoor photoshoot wouldn’t be possible but an on-location shoot was fine.

The Royal Terrace Gardens (More commonly known as Rock Walk) is a beautiful part of Torquay with a real mediterranean feel. During the summer months we have the big wheel and just across the road is Princess pier.

I met Jemma at Rock walk. She was accompanied by her partner Luke, who did an amazing job assisting me with my lighting.

We both wanted different looks and feels so I shot with a variety of lenses.

During the shoot I noticed the sun was hitting the yellow leaves of a palm tree. By putting the lens up against the leaves, it created the two amazing sun flare looking photos you see below.

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Gear Used

  • Sony A9
  • 70-200mm 2.8 GM
  • 85mm 1.4 GM
  • 24-70mm 2.8 GM
  • Godox AD600 Pro
  • Godox AD200

Simon Day

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