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

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Old 01-23-2008, 09:08 AM
longside1 longside1 is offline
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

I have to agree with all of the above, no way does Dave Hill rely on a filter like Lucis to create his effect, and even if he does use HDR for his backgrounds (although he says he doesn't) further post processing would be required to finalise the look.

Here is a shot that i recently took, and posted elsewhere on this forum. I've retouched the photo a touch further to get a little closer to the Dave Hill look.

Although it's nowhere near as good as Mr Hill's work I do believe that it is a step in the right direction. I'll also state now that I used no HDR techniques or filters, instead making sure I got the lighting right at the start!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2164/...2da45cf7aa.jpg

cheers, Matt
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:56 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

hey guys!...

I have attempted another try

I honestly have changed my mind about my earlier post

I do not think DH uses any lucis art

I think he just hella lights his pictures..

Im aware I am NOT DH and my pictured are VERY flawed but...heres my second attempt

http://www.flickr.com/photos/charlie...hy/2214579663/

still grainy and nasty at points but closer than I have ever been

feedback would be fantastic
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:09 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

looks interesting, but not exactly DH like...
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:50 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Charlie...nice pic, but it looks Lucis art and not DH. I agree with snook DH is a copy of Fiscus and I'd much rather analyze Fiscus than DH. Anyone check out his site lately...some nice new shots. He uses plenty of lights. Camera looks like a leaf, but I can't figure out the lense he is using. Ummm..good lights...good 39 mpix camera...and lucis art...maybe that is the secret.
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:00 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

you are right guys

I only have one alien bee b800 and a couple of hot lights...no ring flash either

so recreating DH pics I think with only these tools are very hard..

stay away from lucis art and HDR...stay far far away if you want your images to look like DH haha

soon though I am going to try to get a group of photographers from the Nashville area together and get about 5 or 6 strobes...then we will see whats up
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:10 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

This is my first time here. . Saw Dave's work a couple of days ago and got pretty interested.

I tired it with a pic. . Not near but not crappy for a two minute job.

What do you think?

http://flickr.com/photos/23176182@N07/2220766866/

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Old 01-26-2008, 12:36 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

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This is my first time here. . Saw Dave's work a couple of days ago and got pretty interested.

I tired it with a pic. . Not near but not crappy for a two minute job.

What do you think?

http://flickr.com/photos/23176182@N07/2220766866/

looks like a bad lucis job. The skin is highly discolored and uneven.
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:20 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

that was a bit harsh beagle.

Yeah the colour's uneven but it's not a bad look, nice first try
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:42 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Yeah I know, didn't bother to play with the colors. . Will do that though. .

Here's another try with a low res pic of "my girlfriend".
Should give a better result with a focused background

http://flickr.com/photos/23176182@N07/2223103822/

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Old 01-27-2008, 03:49 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Hi Lance,

Unfortunately I still think your way off with your edit. The use of the Lucis Art filter has what I call a "zombie effect" it really messes with skin tones etc. IMHO if your serious about going for the Dave Hill Look I would ditch the Lucis Art filter. Unfortunately there is no quick filter method for getting the Dave Hill look, just lots of work with lights and then some in Photoshop.

Just have a look on Dave recent blog updates, he says that he has had a few fifteen hour days editing his shots, that's the level of effort required. Such a statement also dispels the rumours that Dave has some lacky editing all of his shots for him.
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