Rise of The Phoenix

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    Strobist: WL1600 into 7"reflector 40deg grid onto seamless BG. WL1600 cam right behind model into med softbox for rim. WL1600 above model into gridded strip for hair light. WL1600 below model into large softbox for fill. WL1600 7" reflector into ceiling for fill. All fired with PocketWizard PLII.

    This image was so much fun to create.
    The first thing we did was build the custom headpiece for the model using foam core and covered it with false hair from a beauty supply store. Our hairstylist wove her natural hair in with the false hair on the headpiece to create a seamless transition. After the headpiece was in place, feathers were stuck into the foam to create the look we wanted. To add a bit of shine to her skin baby oil was applied several times during the shoot.

    So much of what makes this image interesting was done in Photoshop. We started with a solid photo, but it is a far cry from the final.

    We just released a full length tutorial on how to create this image from start to finish at Phlearn.com

    We had an amazing team helping out with this shoot. Couldn't have done it without them.
    Model: Amanda Iceey
    MUA: Yvonne Wallace
    Hairstylist: Ashley Hill
    Assist: Zach Spinner
    Coordinator: Amelia Fletcher

    Billeh Ratsphangthong, Casey David, and 460 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. robert.gordon 34 months ago | reply

      This is ridiculous, so cool. — Gordon Photography

    2. ranjith.puthumana 34 months ago | reply

      wow...as always... awesome ~~~

    3. Inmortal A. 34 months ago | reply

      o my god its ameazing,,, i cant believed ...

    4. Assorter 34 months ago | reply

      Marvellous :)

    5. Araceli Galvani 34 months ago | reply

      wow! realy great! congrats

    6. C. W. Nielsen 34 months ago | reply

      Amazing Post processing and great shot!

    7. Kath_Muc 34 months ago | reply

      Wow, this is awesome!!

    8. .clαrαα 34 months ago | reply

      You come up with the most creative photographs, youre really an inspiration!

    9. June Ng :D 32 months ago | reply

      The feathers is awesome !!!

    10. ☼ Helder 32 months ago | reply

      beautiful use of light

    11. damien_kee 30 months ago | reply

      wow! i love this.

    12. MCFlore 28 months ago | reply

      Though your style isn't pure photography, It's still FREAKIN COOL !

    13. JayD Photography 18 months ago | reply

      Aaron. Fantastic image man!! this is craazzzzyyyyyy

    14. Jones L 13 months ago | reply


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