We skipped a year or two, but it was time to attempt another family photo shoot at Myrtle Beach. This time it was over the Halloween weekend so time for the photo shoot was limited to Saturday morning. Unfortunately for the photographer ( ME ) it was a clear, bright sunny morning. The children just wanted to dig and play in the sand, not sit still, pay attention and not squint at the camera.
No matter what direction the subjects were looking… it was too bright, but we did our best. I turned on the built in flash for fill light, attempting to remove dark shadows and contrast. Unfortunately the power of the sun was too much and almost all pictures needed to be “tweaked” in LightRoom to reduce the clipping (when the whites become pure white and the blacks become pure black). To the untrained eye and the polite family members… these pictures may look just fine, but I know how much better they could be. Mental note for next time, pictures just before dusk with a flash and now towel to sit on.
The beach trip it self was a success, stayed at Dunes Village Resort. This place has a small water park with few pools, lazy river, some water slides and more. But as usual, the visit was too short.
Here are a few pictures from the photo shoot.