During the warmer summer months I just love to do shoots that involve water. Unfortunately this year my usual spot has been a little inaccessible, and we were away for a good part of summer, so I decided to utilise a padding pool that I both late in 2014.
I have shot with Kat a number of times and I know that she is a very reliable model and great to work with. So when she answered by casting call there was no doubt I was going to use her.
The pool is about 2 metres long, 600mm wide and 300mm deep. As it is bright blue which would not fit with the shoot I used a number of my fabric lengths to line it using rocks from the garden to weigh the fabric down. A large rock was placed at the end of the pool that Kat could rest her head on.
As often happens with outdoor shoots the weather gods decided to exert the influence. On the weekend I had initially hoped to shoot the skies were clear and the weather really warm (28C/88F) so it would have been a very pleasant experience in the water. However the weekend I ended up shooting it was cloudy for most of the time and the temperature didn’t climb much above (20C/72F). This meant that the water in the pool did not heat up in any way and was quite cold.
Kat is a real trooper, but as goosebumps are a real bitch to photoshop we shot very quickly so that we minimised the time in the water. I am really pleased with the results.