Photographed by Adrian Pluciński Fotografia

Story

The story of this photo is amazing! To this day, when I come back to it, I have goosebumps and I’m very excited! It was my first, I repeat – the first session in 2020, all during the Covid-19 pandemic. Before the wedding season – I bought a drone and thought maybe there would be an opportunity to use it.

It was June 2020. A very hot day. We agreed on a place with the couple much earlier. It was just supposed to be sand, desert, and them. She and he. Their love. Only them. We chose Polish dunes in the north of the country. Łeba is the exact place. For the most part – we took photos from the land.

It was sunny and very hot.

The photos were taken by themselves. Aneta and Kamil worked together beautifully with me. They smiled and fooled around all the time; hugging and playing. They were an amazing couple! When I was taking pictures – the sun was coming down closer to the horizon and it dawned on me … But I have a drone in my backpack! WOW, I exclaimed. There was no one in the dunes – ONLY US.

With such a brilliant light – I couldn’t help but turn on the drone! I told them quickly about my idea. They were excited about it and the only obstacle in our way was … the wind. It was blowing quite hard. I have a Mavic AIR so it’s a small drone and I was concerned it would be unstable in the wind. After all, this is my first session and the drone flight is only the third … We decided to fly anyways!

I told them to go towards the sun. When I saw the image on my phone screen, I almost jumped up. I had a smile on my face all the time! It was amazing. The flight took literally 5 minutes and during this time I took a lot of shots but this is the best of the series! The photo won many awards, among others, at Lookslikefilm, Photobug Community and MyWed. The entire session was published on Polish wedding portals. It echoed widely throughout the industry. This is my best session ever. What did this session show me? That you have to take risks. You have to be able to take risks. The effects of my risk exceeded my wildest expectations … wow! Everything went as I wanted. It’s amazing!
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Directions

CalmWalkingMovement

“Guys, I will fly the drone and take pictures of you from above. Just walk hand in hand towards the sunset and try to ignore the drone. Keep walking until I tell you to come back.”
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Composition

Horizon LineWideOff Center

The rule of “thirds” is probably known by every novice photographer. Not to mention advanced photographers. In this case, the “strong point” principle was the only correct solution I felt would do this justice. I also have a shot where the couple is in the center of the frame. You can’t see the sea or the sun. They go from right to left (they will be in the center of the frame) and the sun casts very long shadows on them

Focusing

Single Point Focused on On the Couple Live View Single Shot
Light & Weather

Back litNatural LightSunnySunset

Equipment & EXIF

1/200 f/2.8 ISO 100 WB Auto

Camera

DJI MAVIC Air

Lens

DJI Mavic Air 4.5mm

Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic Preset of Vicki Baumann

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Preset of Vicki Baumann

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Desert Poland

Łeba

Leba, Poland

Final tips & Advice

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Adrian Pluciński Fotografia

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