• Center Framed
  • full body
  • Funny
  • Jetty
  • Leading lines
  • Moody
  • Natural Light
  • Pier
  • Rainy
  • Soft Light
  • Stormy
  • umbrella
  • Unplanned
  • Wide
  • windy

The story behind the image

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This shot was completely unplanned. I was aiming to produce a really lovely romantic image where my couple were under the umbrella in the rain. But when I noticed the wind starting to pick up a stepped back, switched cameras with the one that had the 24mm lens. I then quickly put my camera in burst mode because I anticipated what was going to happen. Shortly after I positioned myself the wind picked up again this time harder than before and I started taking photos as the groom tried to control the out of control umbrella in the wind. I felt bad for not helping him, but I knew I had to keep shooting.
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I wanted to shoot this with a wide lens because I wasn’t sure what was going to happen with the umbrella, so I stepped back and framed my couple in the center of the frame. There wasn’t much behind the framing other than making sure I had enough room for them to move around my frame.

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Center Framed


Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

The focus was on the couple only. In scenarios where you want to capture something quickly, you want to fall back on the most basic of settings. In this case, autofocus, centre focus.

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Focus Mode

Continuous Autofocus

Focus POints

Single Point

Focused on

The couple

Equipment &

Sony a7iii
Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM
1/2000 @ f/1.8 ISO320 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

It was very flat overcast light so it was pretty easy to work with. I didn’t need to think too hard about the direction of light for this shot.

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Light Type

Natural Light



Editing Workflow

How did you edit this image?

There wasn’t any major editing to be done, other than tone down highlights so you can see the City in the background. The light was flat and overcast so it was quite easy to edit.

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Editing Software
Preset Used
Own Preset


The main challenge with this shot was trying to make sure that I could keep everything in the frame when the groom was trying to control the umbrella from flying away.

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The solution to keeping everything in frame was to step back and use a wide-angle lens

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Location Name


Location aDDRESS

Sydney, Australia

Loation Type

Beach / Coastal



When you see a scenario unfolding in front of you and you know will make for a great shot. Firstly put your camera in burst mode to make sure you capture the best frame possible, secondly step back and use a wide lens and thirdly, don’t feel bad for capturing the shot.

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