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How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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Old 06-07-2009, 01:04 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Thanks for the above comments Gee & Simon, and others, great to see this thread continue and I am still continuing to develop the process myself.

@ djslyda, I had quick go with your image as requested, but being a small file it doesn't play well with my setup actions. A big part of this effect working also is having nice soft cross lighting, giving original depth to images, and applying the AIM RGB seems to enhance this. Giving you the control to bring back contrast into the image however you see fit, ie gradient maps and sharpening.

I have shot the above images with a polarizer, but used it in the opposite way as usual, which would be to cut down reflections in the water, so instead you get nice reflections of the above clouds and also great definition in the water surface. You can tell before getting to deep into the post work that the image is going to work, so shooting in the right conditions is a good start. Sure would be nice to be shooting some landscapes with medium format gear though.

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Old 06-07-2009, 02:23 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

AIM conversion
Curves
Duplicate the layer
Shadow/ Highlights
Color Balance (mid: -37, 25,-58)
Shaun's gradient Map (Pin light - about 50%)
Hue/Saturation on the yellow, cyan, blue, green channel
make a stamp of the image
create a new layer with white (color layer property - #157)
create some shadows with a black brush, highlights with a white brush on softlight
Unsharp mask or whatever you use to sharpen

And thats as close as i can get..
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:43 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

another try out

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gkayacan/3751255119/
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:11 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Hey Gee nice stuff. Care you share your technique a little. I know it is based on this thread but your doing something a little different. Are you only doing 1 aim switch and then a tone layer?
How you getting the tone. Thanks for any pointers..
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:29 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

tbh i do not use aim profile anymore.
at first i was too lazy to swith few times the profiles.
then i was feeling too bad cuz of the loss of quality. even if its a little. its still a loss.

basically its less saturation on camera raw, lil bit up vibrance, lil bit of split toning, lil bit of work on independant color cannel on camera raw... then curves/hue/sat basically.

oh, yes: i do that on pictures SLIGHTY overexposated!
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:09 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Thanks for the response but why do you keep posting images in here if they have nothing to do with Schmidt nor his process or the aim process??
Just could help to ask.
thanks
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:14 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Felix, I think because he was using the aim process in the beginning...:+}

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Old 07-25-2009, 05:58 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Hey Felix, i seriously doubt Schmidt and/or his retouchers use the AIM profile for the pictures (...)

And seriously, even if in some cases it can be helpful - i used the aim profile few times on my stream, http://flickr.com/gkayacan , i rather doing my stuff manually and having a full control over what i'm doin, even if you still can have a big panel of tweaks with the aim.

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Old 07-25-2009, 05:42 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Another German photographer with similar work to Schmidt -

Gunther Philipp

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Old 08-24-2009, 06:52 AM
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great tutorial... thx....
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