What happens when you add all of those elements together?  You have the opportunity to get some amazing results.  Oh, and it helps having great assistants like Vanden and Joyce to help...:)  This image of Little Red Riding Hood was taken in West Virginia, one of my favorite places on earth.  Everything you see is real, it's not a composite, and it's a single capture with my Nikon D800, not HDR.  Off Camera Flash was triggered with my Pocket Wizards with the Nikon SB910 Speedlight.

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/100 sec at f/2.8, 14mm at ISO 64, flash fired.  Taken at 5:25pm.