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WRAPPING UP A HOTEL SHOOT IN THE SOLOMONS

I’m just finishing up a hotel shoot in the Solomon Islands – the first of a double commission. I head to Samoa a bit later to photograph a new resort opening up there in July.

Here’s a short preview (below) of some of the pics from this assignment:

PHOTOGRAPHY TIP 66: THE HALF HOUR WINDOW FOR SHOOTING RESORT POOLS

The swimming pool of a resort or a hotel tends to be its feature so you need to be looking to capture it in optimum conditions (I’m in the Solomon Islands where my attention has been drawn to the subject over the past few days).

As a photographer, my first priority is to capture the pool the minute I see it under a clear sky as I know – particularly in the South Pacific – it may never look like that again while I’m there (and, I can assure you, the weather gods never tire of showing what I can shoot, then stealing it). The shot may not be great but at least I have something “in the can”; as a resort shoot without a pool shot is never likely to cut the mustard…..(what does that actually mean??!!).

BLACK AND WHITE IN THE SOLOMONS

I’m still in the Solomon Islands finishing up a hotel shoot. I’ll post a preview shortly. In the meantime, I quite like the simplicity and the old South Pacific feel of this black and white one.  

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