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

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Old 03-17-2008, 03:00 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Well...lol.. Obosila's got it.. Now if he will just let us pick his brain...LOL
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:57 PM
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My first post....Whooopeeee.

Just saw this on Fredmiranda and immediately remembered this thread. Not 100% the same, but this is cool considering it is all done in the RAW converter....http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2008/.../1094#comments

Thank you all...I am already learning some neat tricks on this forum.
Hate to disappoint you, but letting the fill light go(with recovery), will produce terrible halos and noise. Image is useless for print.
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:03 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
That is a really good representation of Mr. Hill's style.
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:21 AM
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That is a really good representation of Mr. Hill's style.
agreed! nice job.
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Here is a shoot i did today. I did a very quick retouch to see were i'm going with this. I guess it Look's a little bit like Dave's !!! what do you think?
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Dave Hill style IMHO
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:52 PM
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Nicely done Zogdart.
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:12 PM
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Here is a shoot i did today. I did a very quick retouch to see were i'm going with this. I guess it Look's a little bit like Dave's !!! what do you think?

what was your process for your post work?
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:06 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

After almost 36 pages of posts.. it still comes down to the original lighting in the image.

If the light isn't perfect to start with, you'll never match the 'look'.. really.

I've seen this look pop up all over the place, and seen it demonstrated at various conferences and such, and I've played with it a bit myself.. if you get harsh light to start with, you can get pretty close with some photoshop trickery.

Somebody above linked Scott Kelby's article about it, and it's a super short cut to doing something similar, not exactly, but it's a cool look and good enough for the average person. And yea, it prints just fine.. I've done a few test images this way and it looks just the same as on the screen, assuming you have it all calibrated and such. Yes, it can be done better.. but if there is a super crazy shortcut to get close, go for it.

As with many photoshop techniques, the key is going too far with it, then backing off in the areas that become rough, and carefully controlling the effect rather than just slapping on layers.

I honestly think a lot of the stuff in this thread looks GREAT, but it seems like a few who have spent so much time idolizing dave hill's images, refuse to accept that it can be copied well. I personally love that 'look' and have really enjoyed all the images posted here. Not all of them, and to some none of them, are duplicates of the exact "look" but most are very cool in their own right and it's fun to see people pulling out all the stops in their search for something cool.

Kyle
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:32 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

does anyone remember the guy, who got pretty close to "the look" with his pool-party pictures?
con one please direct me to this post, cause i got lost (again)
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