On Anna Maria Island. The sun was being very coy with us so we simply set up a strobe and mimicked the sun coming through the clouds. It is high on a stand to camera left. I read for ambient light behind her. The reason was that we were in shade at this point on the beach (canopy of trees) and I wanted the light to match the ambient background.
Since the background was a nice exposure at f11 / 1/100 (100ISO), I simply needed to create an f-ll light on Briana. I kept the angle of the light the same as the sun, and although at this particular moment the sun is not direct, when it was, the shadows fell exactly as the shadow on Briana. I used an older Sunpack on a stand with a very slight diffuser. It is about one foot over her head and is pointed straight at her. This old strobe has no 'zoom' functions on it so it is simply pouring the light on from a slight angle down. Fired with wireless, the strobe was set to 1/8 power. The lens is so wide, that the stand is left out of the frame even though it is quite close on set.
One hour after this shot was taken it was pouring rain. She is covered in sand BTW, that is what some of the highlight you see is coming from. We had just finished a shot in the sand when this location struck my fancy so to speak.
This island has so many places to shoot that it is mind boggling. We are arranging a larger workshop for the island probably in October. There will be sets, locations, beach, photoshop work and portfolio building shoots. Look for more information soon.