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Fire and a few lessons learned.

 Camera: Mamiya AFD  Lens: Mamiya 80mm F2.8  Medium: Mamiya ZD (Digital Back)   Model: Miranda Reese

Camera: Mamiya AFD

Lens: Mamiya 80mm F2.8

Medium: Mamiya ZD (Digital Back) 

Model: Miranda Reese

Last week we decided to play with a concept that had to do with fire! Yes, you heard me right, some good ol' blazing fiery hot photography! Being that I was in charge of the fire, I thought I had did my fair of research and was ready to go! Per the wonderful advise of the internet, I gathered that all that was need was some high percentage alcohol and a match! so with that in mind, I made my way to the local liquor store to acquire some lovely Everclear! Which happens to be 195% proof!

 Camera: Mamiya AF  Lens: Mamiya 150mm F3.5  Medium: Kodak Portra 400 (Film)  Model: Mykayla Mckenzie

Camera: Mamiya AF

Lens: Mamiya 150mm F3.5

Medium: Kodak Portra 400 (Film)

Model: Mykayla Mckenzie

so where was I? Oh yes, the Everclear! Soooooooo what I learned is that first of all... the internet can lie at times and well needless to say.. the fire wasn't so fiery and cool as I thought it would have been. Although you could feel the heat, the flames were not as visible as I would have liked them to be. Unlike a shoot in the past, were we had wrapped an old shirt in gasoline, this fire was invisible compared to the awesomeness we got from that. So, in the end, we resorted to a normal shoot where our fire would have to be added post process in Photoshop. 

 Camera: Mamiya AFD  Lens: Mamiya 80mm F2.8  Medium: Mamiya ZD (Digital Back)   Model: Miranda Reese

Camera: Mamiya AFD

Lens: Mamiya 80mm F2.8

Medium: Mamiya ZD (Digital Back) 

Model: Miranda Reese

 Camera: Mamiya AF  Lens: Mamiya 80mm F2.8  Medium: Kodak Portra 400 (Film)  Model: Mykayla Mckenzie

Camera: Mamiya AF

Lens: Mamiya 80mm F2.8

Medium: Kodak Portra 400 (Film)

Model: Mykayla Mckenzie

Alright there you have it folks, a pseudo fire shoot! As far as another fire shoot, I think I will have to put this idea in the back burner until I totally figure it out! 

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