The Little Bird Has Returned to the Nest

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The Little Bird Has Returned to the Nest

The young woman who left the nest last September to attend Cornell as a freshman has returned. Strong and proud.
Rachel is an Engineering/Material Sciences major who aced all her classes while still managing to keep up her busy social life and blog. Now she’s back home, working at a local café, borrowing the car and having fun with old friends. Congrats, Rachel!

This image is from a shoot we did a while back. As I did this one, I tried to pay attention to how I blend the hair (because most times I’m not really following a recipe, and it’s different with every picture). The most important thing to remember, if you’re going to do this effect, is to shoot the hair on the same color as the background image. Or at least the same value. Otherwise, it’s nearly impossible.

 

Rachel with Bird-Irene Liebler-1

Here’s Rachel Leaving the Nest which was done last year.

Rachel leaving the nest-irene-liebler

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