Dad traveled to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico to take this shot. A picture like this is all about the details. The tent needed to be evenly lit and that would require a studio strobe with a custom built diffuser. It also meant hauling a generator out to the sand dunes. Once he got to the location, the model had to walk out on the sand dune without leaving a visible trail in the sand.
Dad got everything in place with just 10 minutes to spare before the light was right. As the sun sank behind the dune, he fired off shots rapidly. But the real race was packing everything up and leaving before the park ranger locked the gate for the night.