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Francisco Castro

Posts: 1735

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

I took a look at my portfolio and realized that I don't have any beach swimsuit shots.

Any recommendations on places on the continental US with both amazing beach locations as well as photographer/photoshoot friendly communities and amenities?

May 17 13 07:52 am Link

Photographer

Francisco Castro

Posts: 1735

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Bump

May 18 13 01:00 am Link

Photographer

Al Lock Photography

Posts: 16071

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

South Beach

May 18 13 01:09 am Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15710

Orlando, Florida, US

The Keys are nice.

May 18 13 01:32 am Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36195

Upland, California, US

We conduct 'Weekday Beach Minishoots' on Wednesday's during the summer here in SoCal, and if you're ever out here, you're welcome to attend.  There's dozens of images on the MM port from those shoots... feel free to check'm out... wink

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130513/03/5190c01dc2428.jpg

Here's a shot of Andrea from a previous WBM!

May 18 13 01:47 am Link

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fullmetalphotographer

Posts: 2788

Fresno, California, US

To of my favorite locations is Baker Beach http://www.parksconservancy.org/visit/p … beach.html and Half Moon Bay http://www.half-moon-bay.ca.us/

Baker Beach there is variety looks you can pull from this location.

Baker Beach image

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6217/6313343695_652eb2d9e3_m.jpg
bakerbeach by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2486/3748951688_5f18ccd7a8_m.jpg
JillClean by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2610/3748163949_39917bc730_m.jpg
glam2_127 by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3635/3289461749_efe1bf7638_m.jpg
reflection by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2064/2282784127_3dd1733f2a_m.jpg
rock012 by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8209/8167449910_c0be2f7abb_m.jpg
glam2_116 copy by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

Half Moon Bay you get the run of the beach for a small permit fee.

Half Moon Bay images

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8351/8323733660_3ae74b3711_m.jpg
glam2_065 by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3315/3474947585_a939099dab_m.jpg
JillSharp04 by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3169/2283539996_ecc26d2a2a_m.jpg
rock01 by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3084/3748260785_7abe8a76e0_m.jpg
glam3_061 by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

May 18 13 02:14 am Link

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JohnEnger

Posts: 783

Jessheim, Akershus, Norway

Nothing but a fantastic beach, but you should have a look at Sombrero beach @ Marathon Key. Very nice and tidy, and very quiet in the morning. Facing south-south-east, for those amazing sunrize shots.

https://www.google.no/maps?q=Sombrero+B … r&t=m&z=14
J.

May 18 13 02:19 am Link

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Adam Rich Photography

Posts: 80

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Florida, US

I shoot every week from Miami Beach to Jupiter Inlet, and I still believe the best beaches in the country are up in the Florida Panhandle. Best sand, cleanest waterline, nice wave action, and you can get as far away from your neighbors as you'd like. Ft. Pickens State Park in Pensacola Beach is a great place.

I'm originally from the keys, and lived there fairly recently. There are very few nice beachs (Bahia Honda is one) and it's a roll of the dice on how many onlookers/gawkers you're going to end up with.

May 18 13 08:53 pm Link

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GER Photography

Posts: 7941

Imperial, California, US

Sand stuck to the models ass seems to be very popular!:-))

May 18 13 08:56 pm Link

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Volition Graphics

Posts: 436

Seattle, Washington, US

I second FL panhandle.

Just shot in Pensacola, (Ft Pickens ) last month. Had a fantastic shoot.

May 18 13 08:57 pm Link

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Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7248

New York, New York, US

Florida Keys, if I had a choice that would be it!  They don't frown on a little nudity, thongs, etc.

May 18 13 09:00 pm Link

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LA StarShooter

Posts: 1869

Los Angeles, California, US

Malibu has extraordinary beaches. You can get permits to shoot at them and it's not too expensive. I think shooting at the Keys would be nice. Southern California has a coastline that rocks--it  has rocks, some gorgeous formations. Green cliffs, here and there. The colour of the sand on some of those beaches with the little caves just make it glorious. The movie industry moved here for a good reason.

May 18 13 09:01 pm Link

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Michael Bots

Posts: 5969

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

South end of Lake Michigan.   Michigan City and environs. Surfing. Dunes. Long beaches.

Indiana Dunes State Park
(look up Rice St at Hwy 12 on Google maps/satellite/photos just west of town)

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Michigan%20City

May 19 13 05:32 am Link

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Tropical Photography

Posts: 35388

Sarasota, Florida, US

Areas along the Gulf Coast of Florida is quite nice..  Siesta Key Beach has some of the best sand in the world.. All quartz so even when the weather is steamy, the sand is still nice and cool.. However, if you wants rocks and such, east coast of Florida is the best.. But tough to do sunsets on the east coast..

Now in the Keys, you have the best of both worlds being able to do both sunrise and sunset..

May 19 13 08:02 am Link

Photographer

Francisco Castro

Posts: 1735

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll be planning my trip after looking at your recommendations!

Thanks again!

May 20 13 07:06 am Link