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

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Old 02-21-2010, 12:57 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Thanks for the info mate. I think the Luminosity link was posted on the previous page too.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:02 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Just had a look at Dave Hills newer site, as havent been there for quite a while. His post production has changed. (diver adventure girl).... also seems to be using softer lighting for this work too. Much more detailed and gritty rather than plastic. Tis coming from RAW and use of overlaying smart layers I think.
My try on his new look here www.richardwood.co.nz/new.jpg
However have still used the old dynamic light.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:06 AM
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Just had a look at Dave Hills newer site, as havent been there for quite a while. His post production has changed. (diver adventure girl).... also seems to be using softer lighting for this work too. Much more detailed and gritty rather than plastic. Tis coming from RAW and use of overlaying smart layers I think.
My try on his new look here www.richardwood.co.nz/new.jpg
However have still used the old dynamic light.
Hi Richard, I completely agree I think he is trying to distance himself from the look that everybody he is so desperate to acheive...one step behind me thinks.

DH has stated quote openly that he is influenced by movies, and that is realy evident in his new work, especially with the addition of 'grain' to the shots. Looks like old school movie posters.

Richard, your link isn't working...
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:19 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Sorry, tis WORKING NOW! ( :
Gritty style as discussed in post above is at
http://www.richardwood.co.nz/new.jpg

Is a bit rough, and highlights overdone, but looking at the detail really...
Definately adding this to what I'm doing already to my stuff at commercialphotographer.co.nz
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:21 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

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Sorry, tis WORKING NOW! ( :
Gritty style as discussed in post above is at
http://www.richardwood.co.nz/new.jpg

Is a bit rough, and highlights overdone, but looking at the detail really...
Definately adding this to what I'm doing already to my stuff at commercialphotographer.co.nz
That's a great shot. I like the skin tones, was that a blue filter set to luminosity?
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:54 AM
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Just had a look at Dave Hills newer site, as havent been there for quite a while. His post production has changed. (diver adventure girl)....
The "newer" site? In that case it must have been a really long time since you visited the site. The adventure girl photos have been there for at least a year or so... Nice pic btw!
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:02 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Yeah you're probably right!
I've only visited his site a couple of times.
I had developed my style before I found him so have never been one of those totally overwhelmed fans.
There are a lot of top professionals on the net doing similar things as him. I live in New Zealand and many of the top commercial guys here are spitting out that plastic look for ad campaigns. So guessing the likes of Europe and USA there must be a hundred fold as many. Dave Hill has managed to become the topic though I think. Could be wrong! ( :

Good posts here though, enjoying looking at other peoples takes on it all.
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:03 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Richard, are you able to provide some info on the post processing on your shot?
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:55 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Second the above question.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:47 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Ok. I've seen that thread now and I only did read the first and last page.

But loking at his pictures tells me, that guy is dealing heaviely with strange and uncommon lens distortion. It all looks like photographed with extreme wide angle objectives. Most of his pictures are strangely distorted in perspective. (That's also the reason why all the background details are so sharp and present).

If you want to clone that style, you should take a closer look at the perspective distortions. So you can't do that without having right source photographs.

And well, take a look at the lightning in his "Behind the scenes" videos...
He is a master of light, obviously. That's actually one of the secrets.

If you want to copy that style, you need the right technics at least.

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