This is the 5th meet I've been to now. The first meet had me excited and nervous, I spent the night before thinking about the different people I'd meet and shoot with. Since then, I've been deterred from going to them a bit. Don't get me wrong, I still think they're a great place to meet people and take photos, but I have been to too many too fast.
A couple of weeks ago I went to the H influencer meet in the Marin Headlands in San Francisco. I didn't spend as much time shooting as I normally do, which has actually been less and less lately.
The first photo of Jadon. The lighting on the beach started off strong and gave off a good amount of sun flare. It looks like he's balancing on the rock, although he's actually mid-air after jumping off. In order to keep the pink color theme, I removed some of the other colors and changed the hue to match the color.
The lighting on the beach was nice while we were there(we moved on to a different location latest). I got a good amount of rim lighting on the photo I took. The most difficult part about editing these photos was balancing the brightness between her, which was in the shadows, and the background, which was close to being backlit.
Only a 3 photo meet post, shows how much I was shooting. The lighting on the beach slowly went away because it was blocked off by the cliffs on one side. The group moved up to Battery Mendell, which was a location I was familiar with and have shot at before. I didn't really like the lighting at the fort just because it is positioned in a way that blocks off the golden hour light. I don't know what these plants are called but they're everywhere and they look great in the light. Adding foreground was definitely a must for at least a few photos, I feel like my photos have been lacking in that lately.
Overall this was a good meet. There are a few reasons why I haven't been starting to shoot less at them. People just grabbing models when they're trying to shoot with others or the inability to get a good original photo. But I'll still go to them, only if I know some people at them.