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Old 04-16-2007, 08:14 AM
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Looking for help in recreating Dave Hill look.

Anyone know the methods Dave Hill (http://www.davehillphoto.com) uses to achieve his look? Any tutorials or tips would be greatly appreceiated.
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:35 AM
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Re: Looking for help in recreating a look.

There is already a discussion in this thread.

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Old 04-16-2007, 09:00 AM
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Re: Looking for help in recreating a look.

Thanks but your link is broken.
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:12 AM
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Re: Looking for help in recreating a look.

Just search on Dave Hill
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:13 AM
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Re: Looking for help in recreating a look.

Either HDR or a combination of Shadow/Highlights and Lucis Wyclif. Can also achieve this using ACE (GIMP Plugin) and Xero's Supersmooth filter.
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:35 PM
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Re: Looking for help in recreating a look.

have a look at this link it may get you close

http://enigma-photos.com/LucisArtTutorial/index.htm

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Old 04-17-2007, 09:27 AM
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Re: Looking for help in recreating a look.

for the record....dave doesn't use HDR or lucis art

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Old 04-17-2007, 09:32 AM
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Re: Looking for help in recreating a look.

Anyone know the thread Swampy was talking about? The only one I can find has less information than this thread already contains.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:44 AM
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Re: Looking for help in recreating a look.

Not sure which thread it was. There are quite a few though.

And regardless of musicman_bmh... here's my take on it (rightly or wrongly).

- firstly he has some wonderful lighting. It looks expensive and you can see some behind the scenes shots on his website. This is certainly a big factor in Dave Hills look. www.davehillphoto.com

- He does certainly use some form of local contrast enhancement (LCE). I'm not 100% sure he uses Lucis Arts, or another version using smart sharpen to provide LCE. I do suspect he doesn't treat his whole image with LCE. It does look quite selective where it's applied.

- He almost certainly paints with light (i.e. there are loads of dodge/burn methods you can look up. I have one of my own in my siggy).

- He may, or may not use HDR. If he doesn't use HDR then he certainly uses tonemapping. I have been able to get similar results from very minor tweaking of a single RAW and pushing three or five manual TIFF exposures through Photomatix.

- The rest looks like your standard curves and contrast adjustments.

I hope that this info is at least a little more what you were looking for. Please remember that this may not be exact, as it's purely my interpretation of how he gets this look. I'm probably missing something or way off the mark... who knows.
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:51 AM
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Re: Looking for help in recreating a look.

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Anyone know the methods Dave Hill (http://www.davehillphoto.com) uses to achieve his look? Any tutorials or tips would be greatly appreceiated.
Just ran across this discussion at DPR...

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...3727266&page=1

It appears the "method" gets a lot of thumbs down, but the commentary that follows was enlightening (to me, anyway).
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