Aku Pöllänen Unicorn Club Photo of the Day selected by: Rebecca Britt Commercial shot for an e-cigarette company's ad. 19 Comments Anonymous - June 14, 2014 haha, awesome job! Aku Pöllänen - June 16, 2014 Anonymous Thank you Levi! Braulio Suarez - June 20, 2014 like your work!!! best regards from Argentina!!! Aku Pöllänen - June 21, 2014 Braulio Suarez Thanks Braulio! Your work is amazing too! Greetings to Argentina from Finland! Tsuriel Eichenstein - June 20, 2014 Love the tones! Stevie Chris - June 21, 2014 haha really dig this! Andrew Yianne - June 30, 2014 EPIC portrait! Awesome idea and great posing! Aku Pöllänen - July 1, 2014 Andrew Yianne Thank you Andrew! Mark Fore - June 30, 2014 I love the color pallet you used here, the post processing is great! Aku Pöllänen - July 1, 2014 Mark Fore Thanks a lot mark! David Vaughn - July 1, 2014 I want this as a print in my living room. It's just great. What was this for exactly? Just wanting to try something different? :) Aku Pöllänen - July 2, 2014 David Vaughn Haha thanks David! No actually I shot this for an finnish e-cigarette company. You can see the logo of the company on the forehead of the unicorn. We actually shot series of these photos but unfortunately the other ones haven't been published yet so can't put them here:) David Vaughn - July 2, 2014 Aku Pöllänen Oh crap, sorry, I didn't even see the description stating it was for an e-cig company. :P Very cool stuff all the same! Aku Pöllänen - July 2, 2014 David Vaughn Hehe no problem man! And thanks one more time Kristoffer Sandven - July 2, 2014 That's hilarious, Aku :D Aku Pöllänen - July 2, 2014 Kristoffer Sandven hah thanks kristoffer! Kristjan Järv - July 16, 2014 Haha, this is great. How was this shot/composited if I may ask? Looks like there's a bit of CGI thrown in there. Aku Pöllänen - July 17, 2014 [Edited] Kristjan Järv Thanks Kristjan! This was actually shot just by using double exposure. Plus some small parts from other images. Could have made this with just one photo but because the room we were shooting at was quite small and had white walls it was hard to get that dark and moody atmosphere I wanted when using stobes. So that's why I shot the background separately without the strobes. What comes to the character, the model was wearing a unicorn mask (which was sadly a bit cheap looking). With some Photoshop I was able to fix the cheap looking mask and blend it into the picture. There was actually quite lot work there with the nostrils and all. To make the cigar look like it's burning I shot burning cigar outside and composited just the head of the cigar to the cigar we had shot on scene. I also added the smoke in post. Besides that I only used some basic D&B techniques and such. Kristjan Järv - July 17, 2014 Aku Pöllänen Wow, was not expecting that. Great work!