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

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Old 03-06-2010, 09:01 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

This can't be described other than fantastic, great work! From lighting to PP, very good work! =) If you did it all, you're great! keep it up and i hope you'll post a few tips!
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:38 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Hi bimbo, thanks for the kind comments. Yes, it was all my own work
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:31 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

OPT:
In my opinion, OPT from my 'observation' is simply use of some of MediaChance's software, it should replicate the results exactly. Sometimes it also involves a little touchup for highlights and over-contrasted areas, but that's all to it that I can see.

DHill:
The primary technique that seems to go the distance for me is simply to build up the light from black (or vice versa) using copies of the original and masks. I'll be posting some example results of this technique. If there are any photos you want me to try it on (and the lighting isn't too shabby), I am willing to demonstrate on a couple.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:55 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Attached is a quick example I implemented of the technique I was writing about. Took about 10 minutes, available light only, NO plugins, no DnB, and easy.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:35 PM
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Attached is a quick example I implemented of the technique I was writing about. Took about 10 minutes, available light only, NO plugins, no DnB, and easy.
Cool result with so little effort! Can you give us a step by step?
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:23 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Thank you! Right now I'm perfecting my technique and trying different things. If i release a step by step, I'll do it in a tutorial. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:53 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Nice work vertion, would love to see a tutorial from you.


Love your work too Lonside, very professional.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:58 AM
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Nice work vertion, would love to see a tutorial from you.


Love your work too Lonside, very professional.
Thanks Warren.

@ Vertion, it is an interesting look that you have achievd there, and kudos for managing it in very little time. As I'm sure you will accept, your image in its current state is only a small step in the direction of Dave Hill. It will be interesting to see what your shot looks like after more detailed post work.

Regards,
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:33 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Hello Everyone,

First post here and enjoying a great thread with great information. I too (as have many others) have always enjoyed the DH style of processing. Have never found anything remotely resembling a workflow to achieve it online as you all well know. But i have been experimenting over the last few years and have developed my own take on his style. While nothing like DH, I'm glad i found his style of processing which helped me in developing my own. Please take a look at a recent photo I took with a lovely model. Please tell me what you think. I'm more than happy to share the process step by step in written form. I'm not a professional just a guy who enjoys photography as a hobby and dabbles in Photoshop CS4. I don't mind sharing the work flow in the hopes that someone might just be able to improve it and share it as well. Feel free to send me a message if anyone's interested in the work flow. Thanks

Rene
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:40 PM
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Beautiful work VS387, well done!
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