Q & A Bruce Hirsch answers frequently asked questions.
Why do you suggest plain clothes for your portraits?
In the finished portrait you want all the attention to go to the faces, and the clothing is secondary.
Do you have a favorite beach that you like to work at?
My two favorite beaches are Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs FL and Washington Park in Michigan City IN, but I also enjoy working at new and different beaches.
Why do you wait until about an hour before sunset to photograph on the beach?
If we don’t wait until an hour before sunset the sun is usually too bright, and my subjects would be squinting do to the bright sun. I wait till what I call the sweet light, that is when the sun really starts to get that beautiful golden color that makes my subjects look their best.
Why can’t you photograph more than one client on the beach in an evening?
When the sun becomes the sweet light I only have time for one family do to the portraits correctly