Dare to Dream

© Susana Ms Heide

Dare to Dream

Uploaded: June 22, 2011


I wanted to try something different for this senior shoot. Usually I play with my subjects but now I played with fire... :o) She's a music student and I custom made a background with music sheets for her then literally set it on fire. No one was harmed during the session... LOL...

1/320 sec
ISO 100
Studio Strobes
Category: People

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark II


Marcie A. Fowler June 22, 2011

Simply amazing work Susana. #1387239

Dr Silly level-classic June 22, 2011

Cool, I mean hot. Wonderful portrait. :O) #9473281

Michelle Alton June 23, 2011

Very creative and unique, Susana. Courageous too! #9477617

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 26, 2011

Very creative -- hope she wasn't too close! Or maybe you photographed her in front of the original backdrop and then had her move and took shots of the backdrop on fire to put in behind her? Fascinating, Susana, and she's very pretty, too. #9487213

Martin Cregg June 28, 2011

Amazingly cool! Gives me some great ideas for my next senior shoot - thanks :)

Phyllis H. Burchett July 28, 2011

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Susana! #9561239

Susan K. Snow July 28, 2011

Very creative background, Susana. Is there some symbolism to having the background on fire? Was she dreaming, as my husband often does, that the house burned down and took all my stuff with it? He's forever on me to pair down my activists papers. But, once they are gone, there gone. Perhaps, once the scores are gone, there gone, also, and the mind is free to explore once again.

Congratulations on the finality of your creativity and its recognition with a finalist. #9562170

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 29, 2011

congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!! #9562984

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 29, 2011

Hope you made a picture of just the backgroun and then layerd her in!
Would be too bad to just get one shoot of this fabulous bg! Awesome!

Congratulation on this awesome finalist
Susana and so very well deserved!

jo ann c. #9563628

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 29, 2011

Fantastic work Susana! Congratulations! I hope you're doing well. #9564691

Merna L. Nobile July 30, 2011

Imagine it. Feel it. Receive it. Congratulations, your entry was very special and thanks for sharing it with all of us. Merna Nobile

Susana Ms Heide September 13, 2011

First an apology for my tardy response to your many wonderful comments!!!! :o( THANK YOU. To address your questions:

Nikki, the background was actually burning behind her!! She was about 6 feet removed from the flames and was feeling the heat! But I had people standing on the sides with water and fire extinguishers (my husband is a firefighter).

Susan, not really symbolism, I just wanted to do something cool for a senior session and had seen a music video with a similar idea (Youtube = Vitas Pocelui). My favorite artist!!! I always LOVED that music video and thought I'd give it a "shot".

JO ANN, unfortunately I didn't get a separate shot of the background on fire. This was the first time I tried something with fire and I didnt realize how FAST the fire burns. After all the work of custom making the background I had only a minute or two to snap a few shots until we had to put the fire out. Next time... Live and learn :o)

Chris, thanks for the well wishes!!

And everyone, thanks again for your support!! #9669247

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