How I Got the Shot – Model at Sunrise in Death Valley, California
Getting this shot at sunrise was a challenge, but a ton of fun. We got up at 4:30 AM and left our hotel at 5 AM. We arrived at the Mesquite Sand Dunes in Death Valley shortly thereafter and proceeded to walk, guided by our head-mounted flashlights, to the top of the dunes in the dark.
We waited for the sun to peek over the horizon – because we wanted to capture the beautiful dawn light. I directed the model to look toward the light and also directed her pose.
Notice how the light shapes the model’s face. When it comes to portraiture, if you want an interesting subject don’t light the subject’s entire face. I took the photograph with my Canon 5D Mark III and 24-105mm IS lens.
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