• afternoon
  • Dress
  • Soft Light
  • Outdoor
  • natural frames
  • moving dress
  • Movement
  • lower thirds
  • Horizon Line
  • Field
  • double exposure
  • black and white
  • Directional Light
  • Dark
  • Dancing
  • Dance
  • Creative
  • Cloudy
  • Clouds
  • Center Framed
  • calm
  • Spin

The story behind the image

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On this day, we photographed in Owczarnia, a beautiful place in the south of Poland; famous for hundreds of sheep grazing nearby. We planned a short session right after the first dance, in a nearby clearing, to catch our couple in the company of these animals. A few minutes before leaving the room, the sky clouded over and the storm began to form. The sunny session became just a memory, but we had the opportunity to create something more nostalgic that we sincerely love.
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Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

Our Bride wore a beautiful train. We asked her to grab its edge and rock it left and right. We wanted the train to wave in the wind. We spoke specifically and quickly because Kasia perfectly understood what we wanted to do.

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What did you say?

“Now grab the edge of the train and sway it in the wind. Left to right, so that it blows strongly. Relax and enjoy this moment.”

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Tone of Directions



We opted for the central frame. We wanted to have a nostalgic, classic shot. We placed Kasia more or less in 2/3 of the frame to leave a lot of space for the background. It was very heavy, with clouds and dark mountains. We photographed from the front to make the photo as simple as possible.

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Lower Thirds


Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

We set the focus manually and used focus peaking. The Bride was standing in the same place all the time, so we had no problem hitting the point. We wanted to catch a sharp face and a fuzzy train, which we did with most of the photos at that moment.

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Focus Mode

Manual Focus

Focus POints

Single Point

Focused on

Bride's face

Equipment &

Sony A6400
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art
1/640 @ f/1.4 ISO200 WB-Auto

The way the EXIF is written out follows the common photographic method (with the inclusion of White Balance at the end). Here it is broken down:

Shutter Speed @ Aperture ISO White Balance.

Light & Weather

Throughout the session, thick clouds were covering the sky. The clouds scattered the light which made things very easy because we could use any place in the clearing and choose the one that had the most interesting background.

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Light Type

Natural Light

Time of day




Editing Workflow

How did you edit this image?

We used one of our black and white presets. We loved the contrast between the white dress and the dark mountains. We didn’t need color for anything – the photo was losing its power because of it. We chose two photos that we liked the most from the entire series. In Photoshop, using a stamp and fill, we retouched the background, which showed a lot of unnecessary buildings. We overlapped both photos and changed the blending mode of one of them. In this way, we obtained the effect of double exposure.

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Editing Software
Adobe Lightroom CC Classic
Preset Used
Custom Preset


The biggest challenge was to change the concept of the session. The day started beautifully and we didn’t see any clouds in the sky. We planned a lively, spontaneous photoshoot during sunset and a few moments after it, or even a few night photos with the stars in sight. Unfortunately, a storm started to form a few minutes before the session and we had to change the concept.

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We decided that instead of resigning from going out, we would adapt to the conditions and focus on a calm and nostalgic mood. Although the effects were different from what we originally planned, we were happy with what we were able to photograph. We always try to have a few backup plans in mind – just in case.

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Location Name

Obrońców Węgierskiej

Location aDDRESS

ul. Obrońców Węgierskiej Górki 9, 34-350 Węgierska Górka

Loation Type




If, like us, you like to experiment with double exposure, try to plan in advance what you will need. Not every photo is suitable for this, and the effect is worth the few moments you spend on reflection. We used to photograph so that we get double exposure already in the camera, but working at home, taking separate photos gives you much more control.

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