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

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Old 07-08-2008, 05:56 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

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Okay longside1...would you PLEASE post your wonderful work flow...sorry for being so cynical...but since you read all the posts you know that many show their work but very few show their work flow...
lol, no worries, I'm at the office at the moment, when i get home I'll explain all, however, just to warn you, much of what i did is already covered in this thread and over on the strobist thread on flickr...
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:57 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Hey Guys, Sorry but I thought it was in my signature..:+]
I do not know how to post images here as when I normally do it they come up really small..
Here is an old website of mine..
It may have some DH looking stuff towards the end. Like I said this look is really old and I did something similar before Dave Hill...
Here is an older website of mine for any that want to see it...:+]
http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotography/2005/
if you change the 2005 to 2006 there is some newer stuff.. but nothing newer than a year or so as I am too busy to mess with my website really...+]
Thank Gosh!
Thanks for the comments by the way..
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:10 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

ah, look at the skin from the man:

http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotograph...pages/029.html

great one. i would appreciate it, if you could tell us a little bit about your (skin-)retouching
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:12 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Yup. i'd be interested to hear too.

Is it a result of using the Nik Color EfeX filter you mentioned earlier in the thread, a workflow would be great....;-)

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Old 07-08-2008, 05:16 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Hi guys. This is my first post here in this topic as well as in the entire forum. I gotta say that Dave's pics are stunning I just sat dawon to my photoshop, took a random pic (i know i know, lighting is most of the success) and ended up with something like that:

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/4...36131dhps7.jpg

next time i'll try to PP a picture with a good ligting
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:02 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

It came out very good. Hope you share your workflow one day.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:09 PM
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The image someone posted from my website has hardly any retouching at all..
It was a Big SoftBox and then I did basic cleaning of the skin then desaturated the skin tones a little then Sponged the clothing or color everywhere.
Then I usually do a Contrast Sharpening with something like 20/40/0 and ease it off a little bit..
I used to have an action that I called Dragan. not the typical one but one I did which was the green or blue channel on an overlay mode or softlight depending on the image and then back it off a little to liking also..:+]
The Nik color efex filter are on the images that look more retouched like the Junkyard pictures which are a mixture of Lucis and Nik color efex Midnight sepia..:+}
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:19 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Snook can you comment on this photo:
http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotograph...323%20(1).html
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:42 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Snook...amazing shots...in fact, I like what you are doing more than DH. Not only do I like the color and texture but I like your composition and you did a great great job in model selection. What camera are you using? What % do you contribute to lights and what% to photoshop? I assume you got your look from bits and pieces you picked up from others and a whole lot of trial and error? Much dodge and burn? Good stuff.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:51 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

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Snook can you comment on this photo:
http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotograph...323%20(1).html
That shot has no retouching.. It is a ringflash...:+}
They already give a nice light and poppy colors.
There is just Contrast Sharpening, again I use that a lot...:+]
It is for contrast not sharpening, but it happens to sharpen as sharpen is contrast if that makes sense..:+]
Again a lot of the stuf you guys are looking at is a couple years old atleast...
Technique back then was always desat a little and then Sponge what I wanted more Saturated.. adding a Nice Midnight Sepia Filter and then erasing it where you do not is pretty cool..
I work in steps really and usually can end up going heavy and that is always the where do you stop.. I usually go a little stronger then back off the opacity at the end cuz I usually chicken out b/c the trend really now is less retouching or full composite stuff like "DH" which I prefer Ficus and the such better really.
I really do not know how Dave starting getting so much credit for his look as it has been done by many long before DH was doing it.. Just about 98% of the HipHop stuff has been like that.. Bling Bling and Composite shots with Money and guns and alley ways composited in there..Nothing New...:;+}
I am just learning how to Composite and I am pretty sure 100% of my site has all the original backgrounds...
I have a Godzillion pictures and just try and throw up a variety when I can..
Again this is a Dave Hill thread, not a mine..:+}
Snook

PS.
I have use a Mamiya RZProDII with a Phase One P30 back...
But all the stuff on that site of mine is just about 98% Canon 1DsMII or 1Ds.
Just recently got the Digital Back...:+}

Last edited by snook305; 07-08-2008 at 08:55 PM. Reason: Did not mention camera...:+}
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