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Cinderella...before & after

I photographed the model for this image at a compositing pre-session workshop during Photoshop World in Orlando. The session instructors, Matt Kloskowski and Glyn Dewis--two of my favorite digital artists--encouraged participants in the workshop to return home and create their own vision for the final image. Not content to generate a basic composite, I set out to create something a bit more dramatic. You can see that my stock background was anything but!

After creating my initial composite, it seemed like something was missing; the image was reasonably realistic, but a tad boring, so after setting it aside for a while, I realized there had to be a reason for Cinderella's expression...and I thought, "Fairy godmother!" and with her otherworldly introduction, the whole image seemed to come together.

Out-of-camera model shot...

Out-of-camera model shot...

Garden-variety castle door... 

Garden-variety castle door... 

Final composite image... 

Final composite image...