Photographed by India Earl

Story

I had the idea to do this photo specifically with these two in this place, this is their special spot they’ve gone camping to countless times where they run around under the desert moon and create together, shooting film and gathering crystals. I told them my idea of it just being the two of them surrounded by the rocks and nothing else and they fell in love with it and immediately hiked up the small little slot to this spot and stripped down. It turned out better than I thought, with them almost blending in with the desert dirt and formations.
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Directions

CalmHolding Each otherPosed

“Walk up to that little rock and stand together side by side facing away from me, then wrap your arms together. We might need to do a couple little variations until we find the right one. Hold that, and then melt your heads into one another and just relax.”
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Composition

Center FramedLower ThirdsWideFull Body

There’s so many “rules” out there saying not to chop out peoples limbs, but if you like the way it looks go for it. Rules shmules. Create however you want to create, compose however you want to compose, even if it means chopping off some legs here and there.

Focusing

Single Point Focused on their backs Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightNatural LightSunnyShade

Equipment & EXIF

1/1250 f/2.5 ISO 400 WB Auto

Camera

Canon 5D Mark IV

Lens

Canon 50mm f/1.2 L

Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic Honey Preset

This image was edited with

Honey Preset

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Desert United States

BLM Land, Utah Desert

Desert Utah 84525 USA

Final tips & Advice

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India Earl

Photographer United States of America Canon 5D Mark IV Canon 35mm f/1.4
I’m a photographer focusing on documenting love stories of all kinds. Photographing couple’s connections is something so special and close to my heart, capturing who they really are and what their love looks like means the world to me. I’ve never wanted to just be another photographer that can put a couple in front of a pretty sunset and call it good, I’ve always wanted to take things a step further for my clients and make sure they walk away with photos that capture more than just a scene. I have been a photographer for 11 years now and am based in Utah with my two pups and flock of chickens.
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