Georgia and I headed out to Wellington Point, on Brisbane's East Side to capture some warm, sunny, playful shots on the pier. Towards the end of the shoot the afternoon sun became completely obscured by a wall of cloud. Using natures softbox, I completely changed the mood and captured something a little more sombre than we had originally planned.
THE SETUP: Shot on a tiny stretch of tidal coastline with mudflats and mangroves to my right and a quickly setting sun behind me. I used my Fuji X-T2, a 50 year old, fungus filled, 50mm manual focus Pentax lens, my trusty $50 Yongnuo flash and a pop-up 13inch square softbox for a little fill.
THE EDIT: A half hour in Capture One with basic curves adjustments and a long time removing nasty seaweed from the beach behind.
THE HOW: The lighting was almost perfect with Georgia looking straight towards the setting sun as it became obscured by thick cloud and I only needed just a little more fill from my crappy flash, positioned left. Having a model who's as easy to work with as Georgia is was a massive advantage when we had to suddenly change the mood of the shoot.