When I was in Hawaii back in February, I was taking photos primarily for stock, and for demonstration in the stock photography course. One of the less productive activities was a visit to the Dole Pineapple plantation. Granted, it was trip for my one year old to ride a train, but I did feel rather defeated in accomplishing any stock photos at the location. While looking back the photos I did discover a couple pretty good backgrounds that I could use to make a successful photo. I made up a story of about the pineapple moguls daughter coming back home for a visit and turned it into a photoshoot. I found the perfect model to play the role of “pineapple moguls daughter” and photographed her in my studio, mimicking the sunshine from the day and incorporating Dole pineapples and this is what I turned the plantation visit into:
In what has kind of become a tradition, I spent a winter/spring week in Hawaii. For 3 of the last 4 years there has always been a reason to venture to the islands. This year there were several reasons. I needed to get some stock photos for the class I am teaching in a month, so I brought a friend/model with me...I also needed some sun with my family. We went to Oahu to visit friends who have a 2 year old so we could meet her and introduce her to our 1 year old. My son fell in love with her and more importantly, I was able to grab some incredible shots while hiking, beaching and enjoying island time.