Fallen Dark Angel Fantasy Shoot with Fire – Behind-the-Scenes Teaser

A Creative Collaboration with:

Models Katrina McCloy  Alisha Fitzpatrick  Vijay Prema
Makeup by Lisa
Hosted by Evoke Studio

Pyrotechnics by Vijay Prema
BTS Videography by Vijay Prema and Vincent Chik
BTS Stills and logistics by Don Chin and Vincent Chik

Model: Katrina McCloy Makeup: Lisa Robb Photographer: Zhi Lee Photography @__zhi
Model: Katrina McCloy
Makeup: Lisa Robb
Photographer: Zhi Lee Photography @__zhi BTS Image: Sean Dick

One day I was sick at home and watching BTS videos of other photographers. Then I came across Benjamin Von Wong’s fire shoot. For awhile now I have been wanting to do something collaborative with a few like minded people. I started thinking of a dark theme that would complement fire in the foreground or background. One thing led to another and I settled on a fallen dark angel theme in a forest location.

BTS Videographer: Vijay Prema Photographer: Zhi Lee Photography @__zhi
BTS Videographer: Vijay Prema
Photographer: Zhi Lee Photography @__zhi

The shoot required a lot of planning, reaching out to models and a makeup artist who understood the theme, illustrating the ideas by posting similar samples of other people’s work, searching for the right angel wings to buy, seeking out a suitable forest location that was secluded enough for privacy yet easily accessible, and practising generating and shooting fire.  Vijay and I completely thrashed my garage with cornflour and for days it smelt like a bakery from the residue of firestarters and cornflour dust.

Model: Alisha Fitzpatrick Makeup: Lisa Robb Photographer: Zhi Lee Photography @__zhi
Model: Alisha Fitzpatrick
Makeup: Lisa Robb
Photographer: Zhi Lee Photography @__zhi

We experimented with different setups and came to the conclusion that a long lens had to be used to compress the background and make the fire seem bigger as we couldn’t really generate a huge fire.

Creating the fire effects required for the levitation scene.
Creating the fire effects required for the levitation scene.

We’ll be posting more images as our edits come through.  But for now it’s time to get the gear thoroughly cleaned out.  I learned that softboxes don’t travel well through bush.

Model: Katrina McCloy Makeup: Lisa Robb Photographer: Zhi Lee Photography @__zhi
Model: Katrina McCloy
Makeup: Lisa Robb
Photographer: Zhi Lee Photography @__zhi
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: Canon EOS 6D
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

Zhi Lee

Award winning NZ wedding, travel and portrait photographer. Creating images for the enjoyment of others really gets me going. It is through photography that I get to connect with people and express a little bit of creativity.

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