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This lifestyle couple advertising photo was taken in the Florida Keys in the afternoon with a mostly overcast sky. We drove from Miami Beach to the location and shot for several hours before driving back. The forecast when we left was great but after driving for 90 minutes I could tell this may not work out. This afternoon change in the weather is normal for the high humidity Southeast United States in general, much less for the islands surrounded by water, even in December, when this image was shot.

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About the Image

This lifestyle couple advertising photo was taken in the Florida Keys in the afternoon with a mostly overcast sky. We drove from Miami Beach to the location and shot for several hours before driving back. The forecast when we left was great but after driving for 90 minutes I could tell this may not work out. This afternoon change in the weather is normal for the high humidity Southeast United States in general, much less for the islands surrounded by water, even in December, when this image was shot.

When we arrived at the location and I looked at the wardrobe the models brought and showed them what I wanted them to wear. We started to shoot and the sun would pop out briefly on and off... mostly off, as in this image.

This action in this image was not directed nor planned. I was shooting some close up images of LeAnn and I noticed Jake so I moved back to include him in the background. After I moved I shot 3 photos and then LeAnn turned her head to Jake, I shot this image and she turned back to the camera. So just one frame, but there only needs to be one.

It was only after I was editing the images later that night did I realize how great this image was. Due to sad climatic conditions I did need to do a fair amount of work in Photoshop to get the image to pop.

For Photographers

The Gear:
Canon digital camera set to 1/320 of a second shutter speed, 100 ISO and a Canon 16-35mm zoom lens using 31mm set to f7.1

The Light:
Heavy overcast.

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