Photoshoot with a male model at the Royal Terrace Gardens, Torquay, Devon.

I receive a lot of requests from females for photoshoots but hardly any for men. When I put a recent call out for some model photoshoots, male model Ed Akay messaged me and we arranged to meet up. Here are a few examples from our photoshoot…

We had decided beforehand that we wanted smart/casual and maybe a Mediterranean feel to the shoot. Ed Akay arrived with a couple of outfits, plus a few options for those outfits. We opted for the suit, followed by the red shirt.

The blue suit contrasted well with the Royal Terrace Gardens (a.k.a. Rock Walk) in Torquay.

I always tell everyone that the first 30 minutes the photos are okay, bit normally not amazing. Most people are a little nervous or anxious. I start off with simple poses, or just walking, so we all can get into it easier. I make sure I show the model the photos I’m taking so they can see the quality and that near instantly calms down the worries.

This was one of those times where the natural light was so nice, I only used my strobe for around 20% of the shots. It had been hail stoning and raining two hours before so we got lucky with the weather.

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Equipment Used

  • Sony A9
  • 85mm F1.4
  • 70-200mm F2.8
  • 2x AD200’s combined.

Simon Day

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