Where do you take a beautiful model like Zara? Yes, to the place with one of the ugliest backgrounds in the Netherlands. The steelworks at IJmuiden. The best view of the plant is from the small coastal town of Wijk aan Zee.

We enden up not using the background to much as we were also pretty close to the sea and the dunes. So that is where we continued shooting.


When I don’t forget I always take a picture of my light set-up. In this case a single Nikon Speedlight clamped in a modifier ring. To counter the pretty harsh sunlight, no diffuser this time. Simpel Pocketwizzard II to fire the Speedlight.