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

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Old 01-17-2011, 04:56 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Hi guys, in the case of the ace of spades shoot there was more composing involved than any other specific treatments for the model itself, and to the end of the day I end up with 38-39 layers. I done the whole think for one, sleepless, night. The other thing was that I couldn't work my lighting as wanted because I was using st-e2 and it was giving me so much troubles. Any way I'm posting few links were you can see before and in the post-production.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...thilights1.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...aseofspade.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...ilightsweb.jpg
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:58 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

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hey guys, hello again!

im still finding the key of the look, when i find it, i will post it, but until then here i show three of my new pics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brozpho...n/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brozpho...n/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brozpho...n/photostream/

keep posting! and sharing
what was your PSD workflow?
you are really close.
my problem is that i can't seem to figure out how to get the cartoon cinematic look.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:08 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Hi guys,

Just finished working on this shot if anyone is interested. I processed this with my own style in mind, but after finishing thought it looked similar to Dave Hill / Dragan.

Quite a simple lighting setup actually, one flash fired through a softbox high camera right and just a white reflector for fill on the models face.

Post processing was more complex with in excess of 70 layers. For that reason I'm not going into a massive explanation as I'll be here all day. In brief dodge and burn, selective contrast work and sharpening. No secrets but just built up gradually.

Lighting and patience is the key.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5247/...d224a5dd_z.jpg

www.matthewhalstead.com
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:13 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Here's my try on some stock photo:

http://i56.tinypic.com/14vqmf7.jpg
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:32 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

@Promotype
Have you ever saw a picture of Dave Hill in this style?

lg calvin
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:33 AM
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@Promotype
Have you ever saw a picture of Dave Hill in this style?

lg calvin
Hi Calvin, what did you think of my effort ( a couple of posts back), I would love to hear your thoughts.

Prehaps more Dragan!?
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:38 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Sorry but also no Dave Hill Style.
Where are the lights from each sinde?
Where is the detailled contrast etc. ?

lg Calvin
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:47 AM
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Sorry but also no Dave Hill Style.
Where are the lights from each sinde?
Where is the detailled contrast etc. ?

lg Calvin
Thanks Calvin, i always appreciate your feedback To be honest when I processed this shot I had more of a Dragan look in mind, but thought I would post here as it obviously has a 'stylised look'.

With respect to lighting, my image was lit with octabox camera right and minimal fill camera left.

I think DH's style has evolved considerably. He is not using as much flash, and in some of his images he has gone away from the hard side lights like others use e.g Joel Grimes Look.

Jenny M - softer light - no specular highlights
Adventure Girl (boat shot) - softer light - no specular highlights
Adventure girl (underwater) - softer light - no specular highlights
Adventure Girl (cliff Climb) - softer light - no specular highlights

The list goes on!
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:57 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Ok, but you cant compare a portrait like yours with a compositing of maybe 10 or 20 pictures. (adventuregirl)

If you create a compositing with so many pictures you will get this look without many lights.
Cause every pictures (of the compositing) have is own light. And at the end you have many many lights again in the picture.

lg Calvin
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:53 AM
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Ok, but you cant compare a portrait like yours with a compositing of maybe 10 or 20 pictures. (adventuregirl)

If you create a compositing with so many pictures you will get this look without many lights.
Cause every pictures (of the compositing) have is own light. And at the end you have many many lights again in the picture.

lg Calvin
Yes, you are quite correct. It does make this kind of work far more accesible to folks with serious lighting setups.

Nice chatting :-)
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