Model Kristin Spealman at Leesylvania State Park on the Potomac River in northern Virginia earlier this summer. A storm was rolling in, and we finished the shoot just as it started raining. I love this location, but the weather can be unpredictable!
This definitely wasn’t a “glamor shoot.” I opted for a grittier, more dramatic look with deep grays in the shadows. I thought it would fit more with the gloomy, overcast sky.
What I thought would be a fun day at the beach turned into something more challenging, but you learn more from difficult conditions than ideal ones. I learned a lot about using the tone curve to fade out the shadows and add drama to a scene.