Another portrait session with another beautiful young lady. We were at a wildlife preserve near town to get this amazing shot. I almost missed it entirely. Thick trees where we were walking initially obscured these clouds and I had no idea what was happening in the sky. I was headed to a clearing near a still pond ahead, and my gaze was focused on posing her in front of the water, exactly 180 degrees away from the scene you see here. I only spotted it when I turned around to tell her where I wanted to stand.
I saw immediately I was going to have no more than a couple of minutes to get this shot, and I didn’t even have my light stand set up. In record time I got the softbox put up and started snapping, and sure enough after just two minutes the entire effect was gone.
It was a solid reminder to be constantly aware of all of your surroundings. And another important reminder to learn your camera and learn how settings affect the image you want. You’re not always going to have the time to figure it out.