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Model: Emma Phuongto
Hair and Makeup: Kavetta Taylor
Dress Designer : Jennifer Chou

Model: Emma Phuongto
Hair and Makeup: Kavetta Taylor
Dress Designer : Jennifer Chou
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Contest Finalist in Layers and Composition Photo Contest
Winner in Creative Editing Photo Challenge
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Honorable Mention in Photoshop World Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Photoshop World Photo Contest
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52 Comments | Report
KristyLJ
 
KristyLJ August 20, 2013
Wow!
kellywiens
 
kellywiens August 20, 2013
Stunning
herman-anwar
 
herman-anwar August 26, 2013
excellent work...
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 26, 2013
Terrific creative image. Congratulations.
DestinieTraver
 
DestinieTraver August 26, 2013
Awesome!
CoopPix
 
CoopPix August 27, 2013
Now how awwesome is this shot?!?!? WOW! Very creative and masterfully done! :)
jleiweke
 
jleiweke August 27, 2013
Congrats!
mikeketteringham
 
mikeketteringham August 28, 2013
Very nice
Krishna_Kumar
 
Krishna_Kumar August 28, 2013
spectacular, loved it!
leighjg
 
leighjg August 28, 2013
wow !
Laryn_Murray
 
Laryn_Murray August 28, 2013
Wow!!!
CanadianOutlaw
 
CanadianOutlaw August 30, 2013
Wicked shot , congrats !
craiglittle1 PRO+
 
craiglittle1 August 31, 2013
WOW
emilypiltzer
 
emilypiltzer August 31, 2013
Fantastic!!
vsidles PRO+
 
vsidles September 02, 2013
this is amazing!
Etna PRO+
 
Etna September 11, 2013
Great
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 September 14, 2013
very well done. outstanding details
Cindi_Tonkovich
 
Cindi_Tonkovich September 14, 2013
Gorgeous! Great work!
kimberlyspencer1000 PRO
 
kimberlyspencer1000 September 17, 2013
Wow! Love the color contrasted against the dark background! Excellent photo!
hollyhaberern
 
hollyhaberern September 17, 2013
Beautiful and creative..I love this :)
333KimmySue PRO+
 
333KimmySue September 19, 2013
Wowsa - very creative!
Celtic
 
Celtic September 20, 2013
great shot. Very dramatic!!
JohnnySkratch
 
JohnnySkratch November 06, 2013
amazing! I'm also into graffiti and the dress looks like it coulda been sprayed...some of the 3d graff is real similar...please check...dont take that the wrong way...dont think i could get that much perfection through a can EVER..again, amazing shot...love it
murphey PRO
 
murphey November 13, 2013
Fantastic !
Pablo-Klik PRO
 
Pablo-Klik February 12, 2014
semplicemente bella composizione.scelta eccellente.colori belle
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi July 25, 2014
perfect shot !
danny0
 
danny0 August 12, 2014
LOVE !!!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 18, 2014
Congratulations.
kerrymorgan PRO+
 
kerrymorgan August 19, 2014
Stunning Image
naseerturkmani
 
naseerturkmani November 08, 2014
High Class Work , Well Done Indeed
Michael_Shake
 
Michael_Shake February 27, 2015
Excellent work!
frankiedavisson
 
frankiedavisson February 27, 2015
Love this
PennyGuse Premium
 
PennyGuse April 24, 2015
WOW..Very cool!
LoanaLMP
 
LoanaLMP May 28, 2015
Excellent photography
timpiche
 
timpiche May 29, 2015
This is a truly amazing photo! Congrats on winning my challenge and keep up the good work!
Isamejia
 
Isamejia June 30, 2015
This is perfect!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon June 30, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Layers and Composition Contest, very imaginative
blairwacha PRO+
 
blairwacha June 30, 2015
Really cool, Tammy, Nice creativity!
MemoriesExposed
 
MemoriesExposed June 30, 2015
Fantastic!
Julieweiss PRO
 
Julieweiss July 19, 2015
Incredible!
EricaAlmquist
 
EricaAlmquist August 05, 2015
Well done! Great job!
charlena PRO+
 
charlena August 13, 2015
WOW!
kayecoglan PRO
 
kayecoglan August 19, 2015
You have a winning photo. You will always be a winner. Love this very much. :)
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet September 23, 2015
beautiful. like the colors and the tornado
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon December 16, 2015
Congratulations on your finalist win in Fantasy World competition ... continuing success
Caposellophotography
 
Caposellophotography May 14, 2016
Nice composite.
G_girl
 
G_girl July 07, 2016
Love this picture!
BarryMiles PRO+
 
BarryMiles August 21, 2016
out of this world x
Witmar
 
Witmar September 23, 2016
very good work
lyrikulmomentsphotos
 
lyrikulmomentsphotos September 23, 2016
oh my goodness gracious
LORLEON
 
LORLEON November 09, 2016
Great shot. Beautiful work!
speterson6 PRO+
 
speterson6 Jun 17
Great creativity.

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Behind The Lens

Location
On my family ranch in Lexington, Mississippi.
Time
Around 3 in the afternoon
Lighting
Natural light with a reflector to the face for fill.
Equipment
5D Mark II with 24-105L
Inspiration
This image is so personal for me. I lost my home in 2010 when an F5 tornado hit. I barely got myself and my Autistic son out in time. It was horrific. I loved that place so much and could not find my way past the loss. I decided to create something powerful to give myself strength and remind me that we can get past any obstacle put before us. The dress was designed by Jennifer Chou ( https://www.etsy.com/people/ASAPBay? ) who can create anything you can imagine.
Editing
I scoured over the internet for the best stock image of a tornado that had the perfect mood for this image. I decided to go with one of Zastolskiy Victor's images you can find on Shutterstock. I shot the image in open pasture to make it easy to drop the tornado in the sky. I preplanned as much as possible for this image to make certain when I brought everything into Photoshop my perspectives would be correct.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D Mark II, EF 24-105L, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens, two primes, 85mm and 50mm, Canon 580ex II flash, Pocket Wizards and several large reflectors are always in my bag.
Feedback
Plan ahead. When you know what you want your final product to be, it makes it much easier. Have several assistants with you to help toss the dress also. This isn't one you can do solo.

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