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

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Old 12-18-2007, 01:08 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

A wide angle lens makes the shadows appear at different angles.If you look between the legs of the 5th person you see a shadow of a "lamppost" that is at a totally different angle than the big pole to the left ( sorry dont know the proper names =) ).

The shadows are not perfect, but done to resemble the original shadows.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:40 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

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A wide angle lens makes the shadows appear at different angles.If you look between the legs of the 5th person you see a shadow of a "lamppost" that is at a totally different angle than the big pole to the left ( sorry dont know the proper names =) ).

The shadows are not perfect, but done to resemble the original shadows.
I did notice the different angles of the 3 shadows (the people, the large light pole and the one between the legs) and was confused. didn't realize that a wide angle lens would do that to shadows. I'm obviously not a photographer

reflections and shadow direction/shapes can be tricky to photoshop because you can do an accurate representation/recreation but it "looks weird" so the view will think, fake.....

anyway nice image.
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:11 PM
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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?
This does look nice, especially when knowing they were shot individually in a studio.

What would be great, is if you would share your lighting setup. Boxes on both sides but what size? Front light?

Nice work! I've spent a lot of time on your StudioBild site and really like your style. I will be moving to Prague in March so perhaps I can buy a day of your time and come pick your brain. PM me if this would be possible.

Warmest regards,
Damien
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:21 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

No boxes, just cheap shoot thru umbrellas. Same goes for front in ( most cases ). I often change lighting depending on background.
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:25 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

I wanna try!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2232/...18027945_b.jpg

The NewbieOneKaNewbi
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:49 PM
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looks good, definitely has a DH "look"...
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:30 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

EOS4Life: Looks very nice...can you share your work flow? Did you use LucisArt?
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:03 PM
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eos4life: indeed it look's very good. it would be nice if you could post the before and give us a run down on how you acheived it. thanks.
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:04 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

@Eos4life
Thats not a Dave Hill Look... thats pure Lucisartplaying.
@Pelle
Great work.... Respekt
Heres my part
Wonda-Prince.jpg
CAL_3435.jpg

All done with correct Light Set up and dodge and burn. You need hard lights from the side.
In post production you have to work at the shadows and the highlights.
Most people who can create the davehill look are Illustrator experts

sorry for my bad english

lg Calvin
http://www.calvinhollywood.de

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Old 12-20-2007, 09:27 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Yeah,but not too far off,maybe if I went a little darker in the lighting. I did say "try".
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