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

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Old 10-31-2007, 06:23 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

@thumbslinger:yeah seems like you read one of the same tutorials as i did...only that i forgot all the specific stuff like step 3. have to try this again tho!

@Nimfabebe: thanks for your effort on this. and yeah i truely do need practice on anatomy (i had nude drawing in my studies too. practice practice practice) and montages. cheers!

ps: is there a place for a tutorial, where i can learn how to alter the shape of the anatomy of a person, without destroying the texture and the general natural noise of the image (smudging really cripples any image and stamping is kinda redundant for the creation of "new" bodyparts)...
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:09 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

here's my attempt. not perfect but just my first try.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2232/...1d4a7545_o.jpg
and the original
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2110/...793ec5bb_o.jpg
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:54 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Hey guys, my first post on the site and it may come across as a controversial post. Ive been in the photography business now for a few years, looking, listening and learning.

I could probably 100% say that the Dave Hill style is most likely down to his ability with studio lights. If you look at his work, he lights the subject and dials down the backgrounds. He probably lights every subject individually to prevent light fall off.

It does look like HDR in many cases but lighting your subject correctly is basically what we try to achieve with HDR in the first place.

Sure you can get close with Lucis and Photomatix but without control over the lighting, your never going to nail it like Dave Hill and the like.

Gav
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:16 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

hey everyone... i think i might be getting close. what do you think?

http://www.lilephotos.com/album_phot..._5452-Edit.jpg

and

http://www.lilephotos.com/album_phot..._5443-Edit.jpg
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:13 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

very cool! what kind of methods are you using?
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:28 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

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very cool! what kind of methods are you using?
1. open in photoshop and create a duplicate layer.
2. on the copied layer, run "NeatImage" plugin to smooth out the skin.
3. then run "LucisArts" plugin and use the "sculpture" effect.
4. turn the opacity of the top layer down until i get a good balance between the "cartoon" look and the "real" look

I must say though... everyone keeps saying that the lighting is what it's all about and that is definitely true. I've tried the same technique on numerous photos and some of them turn out horrible. i think the only reason that the ones that i did of the people in the pool turned out ok is because i was getting some extra lighting bouncing off of the water in the pool.
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:52 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

i agree. the lighting certainly does make a big difference. i can't imagine the same effect on a photo that's not well lit. thanks for the tips, i've been trying it forever. even the tutorial on flickr from the strobist group didn't work well for me...
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Old 11-03-2007, 03:27 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

my try at it, but not perfect. it's ok, i'm always trying to improve..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2329/...c34bc612_o.jpg

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Old 11-03-2007, 11:47 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

here's another one i did... i think this one turned out pretty good too. what do you think?

http://www.lilephotos.com/album_phot..._5427-Edit.jpg
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Old 11-03-2007, 02:22 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

it's awesome. the only difference is dave hill has light foregrounds on darker backgrounds, but that's just how he sets up the shoots...
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