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dragon temptation

we wanted to shood this headpiece more like a conceptual to incorporate a little story with the goal to keep it pretty dark but yet tempting and elegant (so to speak)

feel free to tell if I succeded, if you like it, if you would change something or if you have any questions about gear, lighting and so on =)

Photography: Daniel Hager - Commercial Photographer
Model: Antonia Nathalia
Headdress: Posh Fairytale Couture
MakeUp: Rachel Sigmon Master Cosmetologist
Retouch: Edgeworld - Photo & Retouch

Hasselblad H3D-39
120mm · f/5.6 · 1/500s · ISO 50
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Love it !!!

thank you =)

Where can I find these great outfits?

That is a good question. I am lucky to have this amazing head dress designer living not to far from where I live and I can rent or shoot her latest creations =)

Everything works here. The only thing I would want more on this images are detail on the eyes, but I'm just nitpicking there, so still 5 star for me.


Beatutiful Shot!!!!....I would have liked (My Preference) to have seen a lil more of her face towards the camera.....But if your idea was to make me want more...You Did That Thang!!....Beautiful!!

hey hey, whe just quickly grabbed some shots to show the headpiece. it was at the end of a shoot so the headdress disigner could get some pieces shot to have them sold =)
For that reason I am pretty satisfied with the outcome =)

That headpiece is amazing! You have definitely done it justice, looks great.

I have to admit, it is impressive, therefore you cannot do much wrong =)

This.... is absolutely stunning. And I want to see more like it. Well done to you and your team.

thank you!! =)

awesome !!

thx. appreciate it! =)

Off the charts.

thank you Paul!! =)

An impressive photo - yes. An impressive headpiece - yes. Both exhibit a deep understanding by the individual practitioners of their craft. The sort of photo that gets me excited - no.

Don't be offended. That is just my opinion, you and others have different opinions; they are just that, different - not wrong.

What I do like however, and whether it was deliberate or not I don't know, is the (to my mind) very classical Cleopatra-like profile and make-up. Now, please DO NOT misunderstand me, I am NOT suggesting Antonia has a large nose - far from it, but the pointed eye make-up; accentuated black eyebrow; dark eyelids; almost pouting lips; high and accentuated cheeks, all evoke Cleopatra. To me it was instant. So much so I took that in before the headpiece. For me the headpiece is secondary, something to support the model, not the other way around. Have you failed - No. You've produced a great photo that tells me a different story than you may have intended.


I would definitely say you succeeded!

Great picture and inspiration for me. I really wanna know about the Lighting :) thanks!