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

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Old 07-06-2007, 05:59 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

That looks great. Nice edit. Like it alot.
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:03 PM
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So a question for Dave Hill...what specific lights are you using for your shoots? What is in your "light bag".

I agree with Superkoax. To learn the methodology of all styles just expands one's understanding of the possiblities..whether it is hill, olaf, fiscus or others. I know we've talked about many photographers/artists in the past and I have yet seen a post that's nailed the methodology to anyone of them. Thanks for the challenging questions and discussions Superkoax.
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:09 PM
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There are many examples of the lighting in the Behind The Scenes section of Hills site. He always seem to use a ring flash, either on the lens or even off the lens ( someone else just holding it ).
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:12 PM
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Pelle: Tack så mycke/thank you so much
SKYdog: thank you for replying, yes to achieve greatness is to learn from the greats! Why not dare yourself in a journey trough others...I think it's one of the best ways to learn, because you get to visualize your target and that is important to me...How can learn I from my self? I don't know what style I want?! Therefor the journey is important...

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Old 07-06-2007, 06:29 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

I think this works a bit better...A bit more "framed in"...maybe towards the "dave hill feel"?


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Old 07-07-2007, 06:00 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

Gerry..for the last photo you posted..what did you do?
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skydog: I used dodge and burn to get more wrinkles in the clothes! good tip is to make shadows darker with burn highlighst lighter with dodge...then shapened only the dark colours in the picture...got more depth in th ehair with dodge and burn...and added shadow to his face...THEN adde a curve layer that I took down the blue and adde some red...

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Old 07-07-2007, 09:56 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

Gerry,

It seems you have been working hard to learn and understand how to effectively use dodge and burn. I also believe this is a good technique to know. When you dodge or burn, have you decided when its best to choose highlights, midtone or shadow?

When thinking about Hill, Fiscus or others, they had to learn their technique from practice and a combination of little tips and tricks they learned from others a long the way. I certainly haven't seen a cookbook from Adobe when Photoshop versions were released.
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Old 07-08-2007, 05:14 AM
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Skydog: Well, learning the dodge and burn is what I see as a lifelong commitment...The most difficult part is to understand shadows and higlights...therefor I usually visit hill, fiscus and olafs web pages to see how they direct light from different angles...I haven't seen any books on the matter of dodge and burn to get higlights and burn! Im currently working with gradient tool on softlight layer to add white and dark spots to see how effective this is! because in some picture hill and fiscus have they have added strong highlights, that I haven't been able to get only with dodge tool...so white and gradient tool is something I'm working on know


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Maybe there is a book in your future...
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