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

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Old 12-17-2007, 03:37 PM
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Lol, well perhaps I am a little biased since I work for Bill, but expensive equipment isn't what determines your results, they're just tools and it's how you use them that gives you great results. Bill told me how years ago he use to teach an adult evening class at a college on photography, and someone said the same thing. So he had everyone go to his studio for the next class and let them use anything they wanted. Even with all of that at their disposal, they were disappointed with their results. Bill then proceeded by setting up a little still life shot, hung up a white bed sheet, and used a clamp light from Lowe's and took a beautiful shot.

Mtmm, I'm glad you like the blog !
Can you post a link to his website?
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:42 PM
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here is the link....EEEEEENJOY!!!!!

http://www.billsimonephotography.com/
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:45 PM
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My images is usually in another style, but this one is leaning somewhat towards the Hill style ( I think ). I could be so wrong =)

http://www.pellepiano.com/thread_ima..._dave_hill.jpg
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:50 PM
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My images is usually in another style, but this one is leaning somewhat towards the Hill style ( I think ). I could be so wrong =)

http://www.pellepiano.com/thread_ima..._dave_hill.jpg
those fleshtones are looking good, but i think you could go further...
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:24 PM
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here is the link....EEEEEENJOY!!!!!

http://www.billsimonephotography.com/
Thanks. He does very nice work. Similar to Dave Hill and others.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:26 PM
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My images is usually in another style, but this one is leaning somewhat towards the Hill style ( I think ). I could be so wrong =)

http://www.pellepiano.com/thread_ima..._dave_hill.jpg
can you tell us abit on how go trough making the shadows down the ground believable??? Just want know the shadows IMO looks good...Are they real or fake?
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:43 AM
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Yes, they are fake =) The ground was very forgiving when painting in some shadows. I used my Wacom Bamboo to just darken some areas under their feet.
The people were shot one by one ( have a very small "studio" ) , extracted and pasted in.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:01 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Pellepiano, your shot is really cool. it looks like there a masking error with the two on the right. the guys hand is in front of the girl.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:21 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Yes, amazing I did not see that, I must have retouched the wrong file. I have to do something about that. Looks terrible.

Thanks for pointing that out.

[edit] I changed to another image.

Last edited by pellepiano; 12-18-2007 at 10:34 AM. Reason: Image change
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:31 AM
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[edit] I changed to another image.
I like that one even better than the other one. The shape and color of the shadows look great but they are at a different angle compared to the other shadows in the background.
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