tammyswarek
tammyswarek

Bleeding Heart



Model: Emma Phoungto
HMUA: Kavetta Taylor
Dress Designer: Jennifer Chou

Model: Emma Phoungto
HMUA: Kavetta Taylor
Dress Designer: Jennifer Chou
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People's Choice in Creative Fashion Photos Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in 500 Dresses Photo Contest
Achievement in Contrast
Outstanding Creativity
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Opposites Photo ContestTop 20 class
Opposites Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Love That Dress Photo ContestTop 20 class
Love That Dress Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Curves And Compositions Photo ContestTop 20 class
Curves And Compositions Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Red Color In Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class
Large Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Composing With Spirals Photo ContestTop 30 class
Composing With Spirals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Composing With Leading Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class
Composing With Leading Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Surreal Fashion Photo ContestTop 20 class
Surreal Fashion Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Twisted Photo ContestTop 20 class
Twisted Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Twisted Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Elegance In Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class
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Elegance In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Elegance And Luxury Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Elegance And Luxury Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Connecting With Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class
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Vertical Photo ContestTop 20 class
Vertical Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
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Vertical Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Couture Photo ContestTop 10 class
Couture Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Dark And Bright Photo ContestTop 30 class
Dark And Bright Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 14 Photo ContestTop 30 class
Contrasting Colors Photo ContestTop 20 class
Contrasting Colors Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Contrasting Colors Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 20 class
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Spiral Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Twisted Lines Photo ContestTop 30 class
Standing On The Edge Photo ContestTop 10 class
Standing On The Edge Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Elegance Photo ContestTop 30 class
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500 Dresses Photo ContestTop 10 class
Stairways to Heaven Photo ContestTop 30 class
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Strike A Pose Photo ContestTop 50 class week 1
Stairway Photo Contest 2014Top 10 class
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TregonningPhotos
 
TregonningPhotos August 30, 2013
wonderful, well done to all
CanadianOutlaw
 
CanadianOutlaw August 30, 2013
Stunning shot, love the title !
srimanta
 
srimanta September 01, 2013
excellent shot...love it.......
vsidles PRO
 
vsidles September 02, 2013
creative, stunning and WOW~ love everything about this!
adoptedone
 
adoptedone September 09, 2013
Beautiful!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita September 13, 2013
superb...congrats on the award!
Asha_Ilana
 
Asha_Ilana September 13, 2013
incredible! love it :)
hazelmansell-greenwood
 
hazelmansell-greenwood September 13, 2013
Outstanding work , well done. well deserved.
jleiweke
 
jleiweke September 14, 2013
Congrats!
westi PRO+
 
westi September 15, 2013
Stunning!
Mauwa
 
Mauwa September 15, 2013
This is just fantastic!!!
JoanieP PRO+
 
JoanieP September 15, 2013
Stunning
kellybean96
 
kellybean96 September 29, 2013
oh my god this is beautiful.
DonTX
 
DonTX October 16, 2013
What an incredibly beautiful piece of work this is! Fantastic.
gunners42
 
gunners42 November 04, 2013
Wow...great work - Congrats!
KellyGregory PRO+
 
KellyGregory November 04, 2013
Interesting creativity love it!!!!
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican November 14, 2013
now that's a dress
JHPhotos PRO+
 
JHPhotos November 14, 2013
Nice!
Blue-Maddness PRO
 
Blue-Maddness February 08, 2014
Lovely, Well Done!
clareparsons
 
clareparsons June 01, 2014
Absolutely Beautiful
riciriv
 
riciriv June 08, 2014
gorgeous....and creative...
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi July 25, 2014
awesome !
verity PRO
 
verity November 22, 2014
Amazing shot, breathtaking
FightGuyPhoto PRO
 
FightGuyPhoto December 18, 2014
This is amazing. Love the whole thing. Bravo.
CreativeI
 
CreativeI January 31, 2015
Show stopping quality work. The compositon is Fab. Love the contrasting fair skin with the blood red flowing gown, and lipstick. Of course the spiral stairs was top choice! This must have been hours worth of work. Very eloquent! : )
BrandonH
 
BrandonH March 31, 2015
Stunning photo! voted!
SarahBowmanPhotography
 
SarahBowmanPhotography May 15, 2015
I also love this!

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken my family ranch in Lexington, Mississippi which was destroyed in 2010 when a tornado hit. The staircase was actually in my house before that. I had it installed by a pond behind where my house used to be.
Time
Around 2-3 in the afternoon
Lighting
This was shot in natural light with two large reflectors to the subject.
Equipment
Canon 5D Mark II with EF 24-105L
Inspiration
It would be the staircase. Visiting the site where the tornado hit I was always drawn to that staircase. The sheer power the tornado had to snatch it from a concrete slab overwhelmed me. It landed 500 yards away from where the house stood. I knew I had to create something beautiful with it so I had it installed between my favorite oak and the pond behind my house. The dress was designed by Jennifer Chou, https://www.etsy.com/people/ASAPBay? , who can create anything you can imagine.
Editing
The bulk of the post processing for this image was done to the dress. The original dress was green for another image of mine, Power. I needed to change it to red to represent the story. For me, that was not easy. I wanted the perfect shade and depth of red which took dozens of color adjustments in Photoshop.
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
This image is about the story of my loss. When you are trying to speak such emotion through a photograph, use colors and contrast as your words. Light and shadow and texture also.

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