St. Augustine Family Photographer | The Grovijohn Family
So the Grovijohns are basically awesome. We hung out, told Frozen jokes, and took some great photos. It was super windy the day of their shoot so we didn't spend too much time by the ocean. It can be really tricky photographing in the wind, but here are some tips that can help.
1. Find a Wind block
Buildings, trees, walls, anything that is big and unmovable can help reduce the wind. Especially when photographing women, hair can be tricky. No one wants photos of their hair looking like Medusa. I used the boardwalk as a wind block of sorts. It was a little further away from the beach and the greenery around it helped reduce the wind gusts. I love that we didn't have to be on the actual beach to get the beachy feel in images.
2. Shoot From Behind
Not every shot can be with people facing away from the camera, but every once in a while it can be a great pose. I wanted them to get a classic beach shot. So I had them about 10 yards away from the camera and had them walk away from me. This way it doesn't matter what their hair is doing. It's an easy way to get a great shot and not have to worry about your client being too wind blown.
3. Face Into the Wind
There is no sense in working against the wind. Make it work for you. Have your client face the wind. This way their hair is not blown into their faces. Which makes it easier for you to work with.
There you have it. Short and simple. What are some ways you have coped with the wind while photographing? Sound off in the comments!