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Francisco Castro
Posts: 1,656
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  Quote 
Francisco Castro
Posts: 1,656
Cincinnati, Ohio, US

May 18 13 01:00 am  Link  Quote 
Al Lock Photography
Posts: 15,803
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

South Beach
May 18 13 01:09 am  Link  Quote 
Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,112
Orlando, Florida, US

The Keys are nice.
May 18 13 01:32 am  Link  Quote 
Select Models
Posts: 35,363
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


Here's a shot of Andrea from a previous WBM!
May 18 13 01:47 am  Link  Quote 
Posts: 2,679
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

bakerbeach by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

JillClean by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

glam2_127 by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

reflection by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

rock012 by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

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

glam2_065 by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

JillSharp04 by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

rock01 by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr

glam3_061 by FullMetalPhotographer, on Flickr
May 18 13 02:14 am  Link  Quote 
Posts: 708
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
May 18 13 02:19 am  Link  Quote 
Adam Rich Photography
Posts: 80

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  Quote 
GER Photography
Posts: 7,539
Imperial, California, US

Sand stuck to the models ass seems to be very popular!:-))
May 18 13 08:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Posts: 372
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  Quote 
Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 6,760
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  Quote 
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,761
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  Quote 
Michael Bots
Posts: 5,524
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)

May 19 13 05:32 am  Link  Quote 
Tropical Photography
Posts: 35,250
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  Quote 
Francisco Castro
Posts: 1,656
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  Quote 
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