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Old 12-13-2007, 02:47 PM
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I definitely love Dave Hill's style, but really when you look at his photos, most don't have much depth to them. But photographers like Jim Fiscus and Bill Simone have much more interesting subject matter...their images are more storytelling and interesting to look at, imo. Dave Hill almost seems like a one-trick pony, strip the processing away from his images and what are you left with? Don't mean to fuel the fire, again I love how he processes his images, but I don't believe he is the best.
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:42 PM
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sistere: I don't think he would speak up, but maybe just for once he would just see how long this thread has come and just enlighten us a bit...just a tad Lol...Count me in!!! hehe...I would love to visit one of his shoots...Heck, I think even being the coffeeguy has a long waiting list ...
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I definitely love Dave Hill's style, but really when you look at his photos, most don't have much depth to them. But photographers like Jim Fiscus and Bill Simone have much more interesting subject matter...their images are more storytelling and interesting to look at, imo. Dave Hill almost seems like a one-trick pony, strip the processing away from his images and what are you left with? Don't mean to fuel the fire, again I love how he processes his images, but I don't believe he is the best.
I can agree there...But some of his picture are very "light! while fiscus pictures are very complex, but fiscus also have light pictures...But DH gives more humor to his pictures then fiscus does...
Some goes for advanced humor and storytelling, others for the simple stuff...
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:02 PM
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I can agree there...But some of his picture are very "light! while fiscus pictures are very complex, but fiscus also have light pictures...But DH gives more humor to his pictures then fiscus does...
Some goes for advanced humor and storytelling, others for the simple stuff...
That's why I particularly love Bill Simone's photos...his are full of detail, great lighting, and there's quite a few humorous ones. My favorite is a photo at a tattoo parlor...in the forefront is the shop owner, while behind him is a girl getting her rear tattooed and another employee is pretending to read a magazine while he steals peaks. Hill's photos are definitely humorous...my favorite of his is of Jon Heder on the slide, lol...too hilarious.

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I seen his pictures...The tattoo shop is very good...i like his fashion pictures as well...the woman ion the forest is very good...I like how he uses the dof maybe he has a TiltShift lens? But his retouching is very similar to both DH and Patrick Hoelck! His darker portrait looks very like PH...
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:05 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Never heard of Simone, but oh my f'king god how cool photography, thanks!

edit- We have a winner, Simone is the best! Absolutely brilliant retouching!
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Never heard of Simone, but oh my f'king god how cool photography, thanks!

edit- We have a winner, Simone is the best! Absolutely brilliant retouching!
he's top notch yes, but I miss some of the sharper egde from him that DH has...have you heard about Erwin Olaf? That's wizard with good overall light not in the same category as Hill or simone, but very closeø...

http://www.erwinolaf.com/
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:34 PM
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Yes, Erwin is old news, but damn good. This Simone, I have no words, amazing!
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:59 PM
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BTW, there is some cool backstage footage at Bill´s blog. 10 thousand sg. feet studio with insane lightsystem. I feel so small.
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mtmm: seen it before...to get good results, you need to be stacked with money
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