I take all of my shots in Second Life - a virtual reality platform.
I construct the backgrounds and scenes, create most of the poses, adjust and create lighting effects and style the model .......my avatar.
None of it exists in the real world.
I then use GIMP to post process where, and if, necessary.
I tell you this so as not to be confused with those that work on other platforms with other programs - as I would hate to misrepresent my work.