Fantasy portraits with surreal editing tied together with vivid colors,
high dynamic range, and a complimentary/split complementary color palette.
How can you create a believable fantasy environment and atmosphere from real world
How can you emphasize both a person as a subject as well as
the environment they are in and the costume they are wearing?
How can you use composition and lighting to create movement in a
I have this blog post where I have kept a collection of images to use
as reference and that exemplify the style that I am aiming for.
Plan for images
- Chris Burton
- Falling from building while shooting upwards, shot looking down.
Composite of two images; shot in studio at channel 8 for one, in
high rise downtown for other.
- Red/red orange contrast with yellow green/blue green
Two possible ideas, in both cases doing a "power pose" with
magic effects in hands/eyes
Incorporate red/red orange contrast with blue
I like concept 2 more overall
Warehouse district downtown
Possibly sunset or blue hour w/ clouds
Contrast with red/orange in front and blue behind or vice
Possibly get background actors to stand in as zombies
Zoey from L4D
Orange/red and blue contrast
1st st and Jackson pkng garage
Second model to stand in as "zombie"
Power Girl V2
Shoot in studio/outside studio near sunset
Shoot ground plate near sunset
Blue lighting source in front contrast with orange behind