This a photo for PSDtuts.com. They invited us to do a tutorial for them and it will be up soon. :)
This is the first photo of a series about a girl looking for herkidnapped sister. She has to travel the world looking for keys to unlock a door that blocks the entry into a black mountain.
Total photoshop time: 47 minutes
She was shot in a pool. I set up a black seemless in the pool to make the water dark and to reflect the light from the fire. Also, because the first was shot against black, it's easier to composite it to our artificial background.
Profoto head bare (just the bulb) placed at the tip of the stick she is holding.
Hair light up high and shooting her from up high
slight rim light helping her arm separate from the dark background.
Triggered with pocket wizards
photo by Rian Flynn
photoshop by Wil Wells
Styling by Beck trumbo
Model Sara Gehrer