Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Here's my current one, I actually took this unknowingly during filming for a BTS video, so there was really no lighting besides a modelling light coming from the right. My ISO was bumped way up to 1250... Anyway, the original (which unfortunately I don't have with me anymore) looked a lot worse than this, it was lacking of some serious detail in the skin.
This one came out as a surprise ... some of the best things I've ever done were mistakes ... LOL. I roto'ed the model from the pink background. Then using a variety of "Magic Bullet" plugins and D&B I got the model the way I liked. The lights in the background are 3D and created using Trapcode "3D Stroke". Then composite and post. Took about 45 minutes.
While a lovely edit, I feel a little uneasy about a wholesale reconstruction of a shot that seemed more journalistic in nature. If it was truly just a practice in retouching but note some journalism photographers careers have been imploded for them doing things such as this. Not a critique as the retouch is nice but more a warning..especially since it is your first post.
Just found this forum & since I love to learn.... TEACH ME
I like green screen because of what it allows you to do & I've recently learned thst you can do the same thing w/o the GS background. Thiese 3 images show the process I use + the end product which has 2 elements added.
The original image was of the model on a gray background. I had to get rid of several tattoos she had on her back. I'd made the background a long time ago, and put the layer over the model and used a mask to get rid of the areas covering the model. Then I put in the feathers and gave them a little gaussian and motion blur. All in all, I like the way it turned out =]