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Old 11-08-2007, 03:33 PM
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Interesting German Photographer

Ralph Hargarten has some nice portraits on his website, has anyone got any ideas on his retouch methods especially for the one like the JPEG attached? The skin looks ultra ultra sharp and a nice shine to it.

http://ralphhargarten.com/

Appreciate any help.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:35 PM
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I like his light work alot! he looks in control with lights! his lights are more visual then others that I've seen! love the shadow work! Nice link!

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Old 11-08-2007, 04:37 PM
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OMG, the trumpet man was very nice! hehe...really passion he feel with his trumpet! reminds of a kiss...hehe
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:47 PM
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nice pics....but is this style getting tiring to anyone?

wonder what photogs did before ps.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:55 PM
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KR: this style? I don't get tired of it! maybe to others...I understand people who love analog an dthe work around that would find this style tiring, but take people who don't have the same foundation and only use digital workflow...Is my prediction right, that you like analog work better?
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:28 PM
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Re: Interesting German Photographer

You know, I really wish they would up the max allowed sizes for images/attachments.

Anywho, the photographers use of sharpness made me think of a series we did last year for a production company's Indie Horror movie line. The subject matter of this pic is...just slightly different than the other photographers ...but in the words of Tony Soprano "Whataya gonna do?"

The problem with this photo I am attaching is that when you shrink it down enough to fit the alloted file size...all the natural sharpness gets mushed and starts to look muddled and gunked up in the shadows. But I will attach it anyway and hope for the best; because hey "Whataya gonna do?"

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Old 11-09-2007, 03:30 AM
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Re: Interesting German Photographer

I looked through all the images on the site, and he really does have a certain style that gets a bit.... well.... boring after a while.

The problem as well is that 90% of all images out there use this style at the moment and it's getting a bit overdone. It's the Helvetica of retouching.
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:32 AM
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DJS: I can agree to his style...very low on variation, but I still love the light on some of them...
I wonder what will be the new "style" ...It's hard to see in front of you what will come next...
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:11 AM
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i don't know, i guess lately all i've been seeing and hearing about, is basically this guys style.

i'm more into great captures, than great retouching.

and on that note....i think dragan's style should be left to dragan...can't look at any more butchered dragan wannabes!

but i'll give you this, his shots look very cool, like his landscapes a lot.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:40 AM
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I think his images are beautiful and a lot of what I find so stunning about them has more to do with his lighting techniques vs the retouching. I feel that many photographers these days let the lighting slide because they know they can adjust that aspect of the images afterwards in PS. I enjoy seeing images where you can tell the lighting was priority 1.
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