One of my actor friends, Orion, hit me up to go shoot by the Malibu beach at sunset. We drove up the Pacific Coast and found this stunning spot right off the side of the road. The huge rocks on the grassy slope made the perfect dramatic backdrop. We wanted to capture a mix of vintage film vibes with the classic All-American look.
I tried out using my external flash as the sun set into blue hour… I’d love to experiment with my flash more, because I really only use it for indoor photography, but it’s a really versatile tool that could be utilized for so much more. Even when sunny, an external flash can add a specific retro film flash look.
Enjoy these photos from the Malibu beach at sunset! And props to Orion for being such a natural model.