Recently the weather in the UK has been incredible! Sunny day after sunny day. So when you get a phone call from your friend Gaz asking if you fancied a rooftop shoot to try and capture the evening sunset, you can’t really say no. Plus what better to enjoy the sunshine than on a rooftop in Bristol somewhere. It was also an excuse to try out my new Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR II, on what was going to be an epic outdoor location.

The Only Way is Up!

I didn’t really know much about the location of the rooftop, but as I was meeting up with Gaz later that Saturday to try and shoot some more content for Muscle and Fitness, I was just following his lead. Although he wasn’t wanting to give too much away in terms of where about’s exactly it was, all he said was “hope you don’t mind climbing!” Once we had finished shooting some amazing gym photography for his next Muscle and Fitness article, it was time to pack down most of the lighting equipment as it was time to head on up to the mystery roof.

Walking through a backdoor, down a narrow corridor we arrived at the ladder which would lead us to the rooftop. Trying to climb up a ladder with a backpack, filming with the Panasonic G80 and making sure you don’t fall down was extremely tricky however, knowing at the top there was a sunset waiting to be captured, it made the awkward climb worth it.

Sunset Fitness Shoot - Behind the Scenes

It’s been a while since I’ve actually “vlogged” a behind the scenes on a shoot. I’m pretty sure the last time was back when I was testing out the Elinchrom ELB 1200. Almost a year ago!! So what better way to start back vlogging and creating YouTube content than on this epic sunset shoot. Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning views from this amazing location.

I promise I'll try and film and vlog some watch this space!!