Depending on the tide, there are two - three distinct beaches. All have rocks, sand, and cliff backdrops. There is a set of concreate steps to negociate -- not difficult, but they are there.
There is limited free parking, on adjacent streets, but plenty of metered parking on South Coast Hwy, on either side of Diamond St.
I'll spend the first 15 minutes talking about focal lengths, apertures and depth of field for very pleasing portraits, as well as the use of reflectors. We will also discuss 'environmental portraits'.
Fifteen minutes is not a great deal of time for a class, so we will not go into off-camera flash or poses. Neither will be discus polarizers nor netural density filters -- but you might want to Google each. There are good explanations online.
Bring a towel. You may get your feet wet, and you might want to wipe the sand off your feet, before getting into your car.
Any camera and lens combination can be effective, but an SLR with a lens in the 85mm (effective focal length) would be a good choice for head & shoulder portraits. Of course, it is your vision, so choose what you prefer:-)
Since this is a headshot exchange, please made a few high resolution digital files available to other members, if you have images of them, within about 10 days of the event.
While you are certainly welcome to bring family members, this is, primarily, a member's headshot exchange. We will have a family session, at Central Park, in Huntington Beach, later in the Spring/Summer. We also have a 'couples' photo exchange scheduled in January -- prior to Valentine's Day.
I will send my cell number to those who signup, the evening before the event.