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Old 02-10-2010, 07:58 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

no its totally different "raw files":

i think i shooted that one at 24mm on a 5DMKII... at F/5.
not F/13 or something.

Subject is sharp, background is much more smoother
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:15 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Hear you on that, still looking great.. Like that better still..
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:19 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

anyway i really cant wait it goes warmer... so i can shoot more and more :/
business is kinda slow atm :p
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:04 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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the original image is jamesbateman's
it is in post #286 (I hope he doesn't mind)

here's another try...
the second image: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1169979


i'm glad you like it. enjoy
Hi ShadowLight
Can you describe a little about the boudior picture? Also masking, masking, masking. How did you get this change in overall?
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:31 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

Not intentionally trying for any look with this but it does seem to fit some of the Hi key lmages submitted into this thread so thought I'd share.

http://www.prophotoinsights.net/imag...rto-Cristo.jpg

Title,
The Last Day, Porto Cristo Spain

1Ds Mk2
2 Images Stitched
Various Curves & Adjustment Layers (avoiding clipping)
Selective Colour Desaturation
New Sky
Seagulls Added
Boat Added
Tower Extensively Retouched To Clean Up

Approx 12-15 Hrs Retouching
Final PSD File 2.3GB

Last edited by plantphoto; 02-15-2010 at 03:49 PM.
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:51 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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So I tried the most recent way mentioned in the thread: Screen mode & painting white. It seemed to give the same end result (as using the AIM method), but it didn't damage my shadows.
what is this method you mention? the only method i see in this thread is using the AIM profile but i like your shot a lot and would like to give your screen mode method a go, help is appreciated.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:55 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

i have a shot that i think would work quite well with this effect if anyone wants to give it a quick go, i spent an hour or 2 last night playing around and wasnt happy with my end result, any tips or advice here would be greatly appreciated as i want to be able to replicate this effect, some people here have achieved it but i cant seem to get it even with the advice in this thread. thanks


http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_k...45135/sizes/l/
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:28 AM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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i have a shot that i think would work quite well with this effect if anyone wants to give it a quick go, i spent an hour or 2 last night playing around and wasnt happy with my end result, any tips or advice here would be greatly appreciated as i want to be able to replicate this effect, some people here have achieved it but i cant seem to get it even with the advice in this thread. thanks


http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_k...45135/sizes/l/
Not all that suitable an image to start with because it's dark and relatively colorful. And this isn't a look I'm well versed in but I gave it a shot. Quick, down and dirty.

Hue/Sat layer: Saturation -53, lightness +41, blue channel Sat +39

Above that a steep contrast curve to boost highlights and contract blacks.
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:00 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

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Not all that suitable an image to start with because it's dark and relatively colorful. And this isn't a look I'm well versed in but I gave it a shot. Quick, down and dirty.

Hue/Sat layer: Saturation -53, lightness +41, blue channel Sat +39

Above that a steep contrast curve to boost highlights and contract blacks.

thing is, i would have agreed with you in the sense that i thought some pics were too colorful or dark or just not right for this effect but after seeing SeagramPearce's attempt i have changed my opinion, look at his original pic, it's dark and colorful yet he has managed to bleach everything perfectly in my opinion, even the traffic cone on the left which was a deep orange color is now bleached, i just wish i could get close to what he has, he mentions a screen blending method which i havent come across yet but i have tried with the AIM profile and am getting nowhere, many thanks for giving it a go though, much appreciated!
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:24 PM
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Re: How to: "Christian Schmidt" Look

I see what you mean.
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