This past Thursday and Friday, I set up shoots in environments and conditions that were new to me. I have to say that both were amongst the shoots I've had the most fun doing!
My first challenge was doing a shoot in the water. While this October has been fairly warm compared to the past, it is still fall and the water-temperature reflected that. However, the concept was one that my model wanted to do and since she was game, I was too. That said, I did bring a 70-200 lens to see if I could somehow accomplish getting the shot while still being on dry (and warm) land. When I realized it wouldn't be the same, I literally tested the waters to see what I was getting in to. It was a bit of a jolt at first but bearable.
My model, Seong-Hee, was very courageous. She had a much bigger challenge than I had. All I had to do was be in the water and take photos while not getting the camera wet. She had to be in the water, deeper than I was, and appear comfortable (happy, even) to be in the chilly lake. She really did a great job and we got some very nice images! Here is one of my favorites: