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The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

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Old 03-15-2009, 09:27 AM
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Thanks Skydog!
For the lighting I used two lamps and a mirror. I also had to use the ambient light as the place was way too dark for which I had to bump the iso at 1600 (MAX). Thankfully the noise isnt too noticeable on most of the photos. I am looking for some flash lights, do you know of an affordable brand which you would personally recommend?
Alien Bees no doubt.

Go to amazon.com or if you use some of US online stores then try adorama.com and check under lighting section.

I am using Hensel lights which are great, there are Profoto and Elinchrom but all those with Hensel could be little expensive depends on what you can pay.

And here you can check different lights kits due to brands and you can see the prices, so just search about good quality brand and then compare prices

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/shop/2...ight_Kits.html
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:36 PM
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) nice work
Keep it on ))
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:10 PM
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Thanks so much
I'm still trying to make my pictures better and more professional.
Exactly, Dave Hill never was born to have his secret technique, sure he tried again and again until he got that look, i am no wondering if he took some of others or learns some techniques then he added something himself to get his own, so do you best and i will do mine and maybe someday we can cooperate to have another new style that will wonder us.

Good luck to all!
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:03 AM
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Close, close... Your first ones were more similar to DH. By the way, did you tried using L*a*b*? (why not dodging and burning using that color mode? It avoids saturation )
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:16 AM
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Close, close... Your first ones were more similar to DH. By the way, did you tried using L*a*b*? (why not dodging and burning using that color mode? It avoids saturation )
Or you could change the blending mode to Luminosity, which again avoids oversatutation when Dodge and Burning.
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:08 PM
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Or you could change the blending mode to Luminosity, which again avoids oversatutation when Dodge and Burning.
Yeap! But I find L*a*b* a bit more precise. Try to apply curves inside RGB and setting the layer to luminosity and do the same in L*a*b*. the resutl is a bit different. Also, if you like playing with duplicated layers and overlay, multiply and such, check the effect in L*a*b*, it's much more interesting You probably know all these things, but also try using the famous technique of contrasting by using the unsharp mask in the luminosity channel inside L*a*b* color space... Will give you some kind of "DV Effect" as well

Thanks for your tip, mate
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:11 PM
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Yeap! But I find L*a*b* a bit more precise. Try to apply curves inside RGB and setting the layer to luminosity and do the same in L*a*b*. the resutl is a bit different. Also, if you like playing with duplicated layers and overlay, multiply and such, check the effect in L*a*b*, it's much more interesting You probably know all these things, but also try using the famous technique of contrasting by using the unsharp mask in the luminosity channel inside L*a*b* color space... Will give you some kind of "DV Effect" as well

Thanks for your tip, mate
I didn't realise that their would be any difference between LAB and a Luminosity mode. Will certainly have a play!!

Thanks ;-)
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:23 PM
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You have to check this guy: http://www.quantzphoto.com

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I think he is a member here..he linked to his portfolio, but can't remember where unfortunately....
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Found it http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...tml#post202529
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