This is my latest masterpiece (first of 2013), and first portrait not only with a female model but with both High Dynamic Range (HDRI) and Computer Generated (CGI) elements integrated/copmpisited.
It began almost 11 months ago. My time for this sort of experiment is limited, but I would say its more then a few months of work, possibly estimating 140 hours of work. Many weeks for computer time etc.
I basically had the most difficulty in creating the CG hair, which without naming names is more difficult then if probably should be. In theory it’s able to be completely animated in 3D, but that would take more time then it’s worth or that I have for such things.
The resolution at 300 DPI makes it just over 3 feet wide so at those resolutions the frame takes about 4 days to compute with modern CPU (not fully GPU enabled).
Model: Corinne B
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada
Photo Set: MexicoC
Date: 2012:02:22 original photography to 2013:01:09 completion date
Shots: #09-13 HDR
Resolution: 11111 × 6538 (300PDI = 37″ × 21.7″ = 3′ × 1′ 9 1/5")
Processing: originally 5 (16bit RAW) exposures, Triple-HDRI (meaning multiple HDRIs were composited), CG Elements, and other Extensively Post Processed done after composite to blend and merge final look.
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