When you wish upon a star

Yesterday morning Kaiti Soultana and I did a Disney inspired photoshoot. It is amazing how much you can do in a small room as long as there is a window and a white wall. Read on to see frogs, Greek goddesses and dragons.

hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-1
“When you wish upon a star…”
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-2-dragon-ride
How to tame a dragon. “Night Fury! Get down!”
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-3
With a bit of imagination you can fly. By photographing against a white background it is relatively easy to replace the background. For best results however you want to make sure the background has the same colour as the image you will place it into.
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-4-frozen
Frozen. Placing Kaiti in this image was a fun challenge. By using content-aware fill I could recreate the part where Elsa’s reflection had been, and then place Kaiti’s face over it. The light source for this photo was the window, so I had to flip the photo horizontally to get the light right since we only had one window and one white wall, and they were the wrong way around.
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-5-frozen
One more photo inspired by Frozen. Kaiti had this beautiful ball dress that we used here. I have adjusted the colour of her skin to match that of Elsa’s.
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-6-frog
This was one of my favourites. We placed two flashes, and had them light the wall behind Kaiti to get the light from the right direction.
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-7-kaiti-soultana
A simple portrait taken by the window.
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-8-reading
Story telling time…
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-9-onsie
Our hero in the tale.
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-10-wild
Horror story or nightmare?

Douglas: Will you keep out all the sadness?
Max: I have a sadness shield that keeps out all the sadness, and it’s big enough for all of us

hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-11-get-ready
Getting ready. We wanted to do an infinite series of reflection. Infinite might be a bit too ambitious given that the mirrors are not perfect reflectors, but we got at least three versions of Kaiti in the photo. That is pretty close to infinite I would say.
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-12-hair
I like the movement of the hair and the gold chain.
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-13-kaiti-veil
The ball dress is multi-purpose, here doubling as a veil. I like the composition of this photo, and the light.
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-16-kaiti-veil
Here we are trying to create different layers in the photo. Kaiti is holding up one part of the dress in front of her face, and I have placed a laced part of the dress right in front of the lens to the left.
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-17-kaiti-soultana
Greek goddess. There is a good tutorial on F-stoppers on how to enhance the eyes in Photoshop.
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-18-wind
Time to bring out the hairdryer to get some volume.
hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-19-brave
The resulting Brave photo. A hairdryer can be really handy. Kaiti was a great problem solver throughout the photo shoot, almost magically conjuring up all sorts of different costumes. Note the curled hair!

Princess Merida: There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.

hjorthmedh-when-you-wish-upon-a-star-20-sunglasses
Sunglasses + hairdryer = win.

Many thanks to Kaiti for a fun Disney themed morning!

Nathalie, Olivia, Elinore, Stella, Frank och Madeleine – vi kan göra detta i Stockholm också!

– Johannes

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come true.

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do.

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Suddenly, it comes to you
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true

When a star is born
They possess a gift or two.
One of them is this
They have the power to make a wish come true.

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you,

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do.

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing.

Like a bolt out of the blue
Suddenly, it comes to you
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true.

Written by:

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *