PLAZA REAL RESORT
JUAN DOLIO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Swimsuit photo shoot location
Conveniently located on the south coast of the Dominican Republic in the resort area of Juan Dolio you will find one of the most beautiful resorts on the island. The Plaza Real Resort offers furnished apartments featuring ocean or tropical garden views, an on-site restaurant, bar and cafe, and a lush tropical garden. But my favorite amenity is the pool with its swim-up bar, rock wall and waterfall.
Owner Sandro Boldrini was kind enough to let us have full use of the resort for a fashion shoot of the models of the Spot Group agency. We shot around the pool, in the tropical garden and on the rocks below the waterfall, completing eight shots (four models, two swimsuits each) in a single session. We shot in the late afternoon using natural light with reflectors as needed and had to work fast before the sun went down. The light at that time of day was absolutely perfect and created the perfect wrap around quality that is ideally suited to figure photography.
In the shot above of Jinette in the pool, I let the natural reflections of the water create a pattern on her legs for a more realistic look of a sunny day in the pool. In the shot below, I posed Rocio on the rocks below the waterfall and had her angle her body to take full advantage of the sun which was, by that time, at a very low angle, almost perpendicular to her. The hard directional quality of the light skims across her body, defining her perfect figure and illuminating her hair. No reflectors were used. The shot of Miguelina in the red bikini was actually the first shot of the afternoon. The sun is at a 45 degree angle to her left and there is a Speedotron Explorer battery powered strobe fired through a 4 ft. by 6 ft. Larson reflectasol directly behind the camera filling in some of the shadows.
The Spot Group Agency supplied the four models, Rocio, Miguelina, Jinnette and Carolina. Local make-up artist Elizabeth did the make-up and styling. Spot Group is a Santo Domingo based casting agency, model management and event production firm. Led by manager Kalsia Pimentel, the firm specializes in production of beauty pageants both on the national and international level.
Plaza Real Resort
Avenida Boulevard, Villas Del Mar
Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic
Sandro Boldrini, Presidente
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