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Old 04-16-2006, 05:44 AM
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How to get this look?

Can somebody give some suggestions about this look?

http://www.andreamassari.com/portfolio/adv_massari.jpg

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Old 04-16-2006, 10:17 AM
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My guess is the photo is shot with flash light douring the day. the sky might be edited in from another photo. Then alot of doge and burn. and samples of the image in difrent blending modes.

Hope this helps.
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Old 04-17-2006, 04:30 PM
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Could you provide a bigger image than this?

From that size I conclude it's either a picture with the light from the top in a studio (shadows underneath her hair and on the inside of her legs) and then heavily airbrushed, or a 3D artificial girl. Latter seems closer as much as I could see.
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Old 04-17-2006, 04:48 PM
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If thats 3d, its bloddy good work. I would have to see a mesh(?) before really belive in that option.
i did think a bit about the studio option too, but i still think its a location shoot.

A larger image definatly would make the guessing about it all easyer

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Old 04-18-2006, 06:38 AM
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Lasse,

of course I was referring to the girl to be 3D, not the environment
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:56 AM
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larger version here:
http://www.andreamassari.com/adv_massari_big.jpg

I would say its a comp of at least 3 different photos and a bit of stylised smoothing on the girl for an almost illustrated look.
The lighting and shadow on her is certainly 'interesting', she has light hitting her right side (left on the photo) of her body but the right side of her face is in shadow she also has light on her left leg and arm and shadow between her legs (although the cat is brightly lit down there ) but she has only 1 shadow on the grass.
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:51 AM
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The lighting and shadow on her is certainly 'interesting'.....
Ah, the English Art of understatement.
(I've been away so long, but I can still appreciate it)

If someone posted this image asking for a critique they would quickly get shot down for such shoddy attention to lighting. It's just plain wrong - well, unless somebody has invented spiral light beams.

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Old 04-18-2006, 11:50 AM
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Guys,

may I politely ask what keeps you from condering the light to come from the top?
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Old 04-18-2006, 02:28 PM
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Patrick,

Light coming from the top would solve some of the "problems", such as the dark area between her legs and the lighter parts outside.

But there are many other areas that don't fit in with that. For example, a bright light from above, sufficient to illuminate her legs to white-out would certainly burn out the shoulders - but no, they are a nice shade of grey.
The creases in her blouse would be casting black shadows onto everything below, as would the thighs and kneecaps.

Anybody want some homework? How about drawing some arrows with the light source(s) for the various parts of the image?

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Old 04-18-2006, 02:56 PM
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It's not that complicated. There are two light sources. One upper right and one upper left (for the girl). The rest of the elements may or may not be composited but with any dodge/burn it is easy to distort the effects of the light sources and make any concrete source less distinct (pools of light).
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