Internationally Published Advertising and Editorial Resort Lifestyle photographer, specializing in Resort, Resort fashion and Resort beauty imagery - Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Florida, Vail, Colorado, Scottsdale, Arizona - Steve Thornton
Advertising and Editorial Resort Lifestyle Photography
Brand Image Consultant


On these types of images it is extraordinarily difficult to get all of the elements perfect. The waves, the wind and the current are all moving the models and the photographer. I position the models perfectly and a big wave comes in and moves them up and to the right or the left, sometimes several feet. What once was a perfectly framed image is now a problem because they have been moved up. In doing so their heads that were outlined by the beach are now in such a position that they have palm trees growing out of them, not too professional. Technically this is some of the most demanding imagery I have ever shot. Not only do I have the usual exposure, composition, model direction, watching for wardrobe problems I now have to deal with models constantly moving up & down & to the left, to the right and getting salt water in their eyes & nose. Plus I’m moving up, down to the left to the right. When a big wave breaks over the housing the focus does not work very well for several seconds. In addition to all of this the location only works light wise at sunrise. And as most of you know, sunrise light is not pretty for very long, like 30-70 minutes depending on the atmospheric conditions.

Shot with a Canon Professional Digital Camera & a Canon lenses set in RAW mode & processed in Photoshop. If you would like to use this image, or any of my images for mock or comp use, please just ask. There is never a charge for this service. Any educational use is permitted without charge, unless published, but please ask first. All commercial use is available only with a limited copyright release prior to use from the copyright holder, Steve Thornton. Thanks for looking!

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