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

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Old 07-10-2009, 11:30 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

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This guys stuff is pretty dar good. I like it much more so than Dave Hill. But now I get where dave copied his style from.
Snook

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Sorry was shooting all day today and could not post it earlier.

Check this guys out.

http://www.garylandphotography.com/
I like the work his B&W work is so crisp very nice and his other work is cool but some stuff just looked over done all in all tho very nice work.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:46 AM
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Funny, just retouched a campaign that he shot. He's a nice guy. He's also really into post himself, which makes it nice to work with him.

Attached something from the campaign.
pretty high end stuff.
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:11 PM
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Thanks Flashtones, I'm flattered that you'd be curious about my process.

As you can see I suck at photography, so I really have to rely on post. I used many dodge and burn curves adjustment layers to mold the highlights and shadows into aesthetically pleasing shapes (I rely on my mild understanding of facial anatomy -- bones and muscles -- as well as my understanding of how light hits form to guide my dodge and burn.) Basically, just painting with light.

Then I cheaped out and used that nik color effect pro filter-set to give him a nice tan, and the color cast.

I ended with a gradation that's dark in the middle and light on the left and right side, the pillar shaped gradient - set to soft light This was to try to exaggerate the rim lighting, and surprisingly was very effective.

Oh, and massive symmetry correction -- in fact here's the updated version. Now I know I shouldn't have bounced my flashes. More direct lighting brings drama.



Throughout the dodge and burning, I retouched his skin, then smart sharpened it
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:32 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Which filter to get the tan?
I like the tan look you got, looks just right not like to yellowy..
Thanks
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:40 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

I came across it by pure luck, and was thrilled. I applied it to a duplicate layer, then turned down the opacity until it looked nice.

The filter is in Nik's Color Efex Pro 3.0 set, and it's called "contrast color range."

For the settings: put the hue tab in the reds, then mess with the brightness and contrast options.
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:48 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

I just looked at your website Snook, and I think your work is just beautiful. I hope I'm a good a photographer as you some day. I started earlier this year (saved up and bought a G10, and I'm very happy with it so far, although I don't really have anything to compare it to so far What camera do you use?
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:04 PM
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Thank you Mike I appreciate it..
Really the site does not even show half my work b/c I like to keep things tight when I am doing a certain look. So that site is just mainly for commercial clients to look at so they get a basic idea of what I can do.
Thanks for the Nik tip I have never seen that and work a lot Nik filters..
See even the newer guy can help a Veteran...:+}
Thanks and feel free to ask any questions any time. Just don't ask me about Dave Hill...:+}
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:12 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

look pretty good mike. look close to Jill.

snook, ur a pro. beautiful photographs. care to gimme some of beauties to practice for retouch?
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:20 PM
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Sure I could... But you can only use them to Practice on.. I have 31 megapixel Phase One back images if you want to try one out.
I think there is a thread where some guy offered and has posted some High rez images as well. Did you see that thread?
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:54 PM
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Sure I could... But you can only use them to Practice on.. I have 31 megapixel Phase One back images if you want to try one out.
I think there is a thread where some guy offered and has posted some High rez images as well. Did you see that thread?
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that would be very kind of you. can i post it on deviantart? in a low res flash file anyways (before & after). i seriously dig through millions thread on here for quality images w/ professional models
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