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

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Old 03-06-2008, 09:32 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Obosila you are the new dave Hill. Let us bow down to you. I loike the way youve done it using small strobes, proving that we dont need $10000 of lighting. Any tips on your post work I'm sure would go down extremely nicely with some people. keep up your top work!!!
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:42 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Obosila, I have to agree with danny, you have a really good look going there, I especially like the notion of separately lighting the scene and the subjects, it has a cool look. My only very slight niggle with your shot is the guy sat on the floor kinda looks as though he has been composited into the shot a little too much.

Still great shot and I will certainly trying a similar technique at the weekend!
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:44 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

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Jackie, the b & w image you posted appears looks like an abuse of Lucis Art, the second one looks better but to be honest it just looks like a regular photo!....
hahahahah! It does not! hahahah

These are the reduced, compressed, screen print (i shouldn't have done this) and a copy of the copy.....

I think he is a better photographer than a graphic artist?!?


oh, I didn't know Lucis Art was a plug-in? Is it??
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:21 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

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Making of here.
interesting to see that it was shot at different times of the day and to see just how much work went into that one image, i'd bet the photoshop work was quite intensive...
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:24 AM
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Making of here.
wow ok excuse me great "behind the scene" but the photoshop work isn't show... i'm wrong??? is in another part of the obosila's blog???
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:26 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

If you`re interested, there`s Scott Kelby`s take on Dave Hill:
http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/
Scroll down a bit!
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:59 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Scott Kelby certainly appears to know his stuff when it comes to Photoshop but from looking at his efforts at re-creating the Dave Hill look with Lucis I think it only serves to show that Dave Hill doesn't use Lucis!!

It really irritates me when people talk about the gritty Dave Hill look as none of his shots have a gritty look to them. His images are pristine, beautiful rich colours occasionally with selective desaturation and plenty of pop!

The efforts by Scott Kelby have none of the above and to me just show that no quick fix with a lucis is going to get you remotely near Dave Hill. The selctive contrast of Lucis just seems to blow skin details and accentuates shadows, resulting in images of seriously poor quality.

Just my two penneth!
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:49 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

obosila, great video. I too would like a look into your post techniques. Any chance of seeing what you have going in that area?
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:03 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Just a suggestion:

I think everybody is confident that it's all about light AND post-processing.

Maybe someone can post a picture which is "Dave Hillish lighted", so we can go on with this thread and leave the light stuff and go on to post-processing by working all on the same photo and share workflows?



Bart
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:52 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Here is a thought...
This is what I do sometimes as I already have got a little bored with the Dave Hill look and ficus and greenberg.. they are pretty much the same.
Use lucis which make everything but skintones very nice and put it on a luminosity layer and back off the effect (mask) on the skintones with fade and use a little noise reduction to help the gritty look to the skin..
I have posted several times shot's I have done with this technique.
I try and post something similar now but it was done with ring flash and has it's original background still.
Forget the wings brushes and stars as I was just showing a client of mine some brushes I have..
Snook.
PS. how do we post images in here again...? :+}Sorry
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