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Old 08-21-2008, 10:04 AM
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how does erik almas get "that" look in his photos, i don't quite know what is about them which makes it even harder to figure out what he does, i'm not talking about his composites either (which are awesome in their own right) but his landscapes tend to have a certain feel about them that i do not hink they had when the photo had just been took, i noticed these photos on flickr had a similar feel to them (http://flickr.com/photos/moosehead/2477956326/) (http://flickr.com/photos/moosehead/2456379288/) , i notice on some of these pics that the sky has a greenish hue, is this just as simple as bumping up the grren on a color balance or something similar? help is greatly appreciated, thanx!
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:09 PM
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Re: erik almas

Check:

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Old 08-21-2008, 05:29 PM
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Re: erik almas

Also, a (neutral density or light brown) graduated filter was applied to tone down the sky. This could be done on the camera or in PS.
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This photos are a lil bit different from the technique explained in the other thread
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:48 AM
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Yes they are, but getting the colour the way you want, could possibly be achieved in the same way discussed in that other thread.
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Re: erik almas

I have worked with the guys who do his retouching. There is no secrete truck, it's having a good artistic eye, understanding color, light, atmospheric perspective, etc.
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:27 AM
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most of those skies are probably composited in there if not they have been selectively enhanced with curves.
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Try Topaz software, just google it.
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Re: erik almas

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Just to post his site. I have done very little landscape...what is the typical ratio of the print? It looks close to 2:1...is there a general rule here or maybe there are no rules.

Light is definitely important in the photos. Looks like long exposures...probably the use of HDR...I wonder if some of the subjects are shot in the same setting and later masked in? Use of Gradients...really nice pics. Do you think these are from one wide angle shot or many that have been stitched?
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www.erikalmas.com
Just to post his site. I have done very little landscape...what is the typical ratio of the print? It looks close to 2:1...is there a general rule here or maybe there are no rules.

Light is definitely important in the photos. Looks like long exposures...probably the use of HDR...I wonder if some of the subjects are shot in the same setting and later masked in? Use of Gradients...really nice pics. Do you think these are from one wide angle shot or many that have been stitched?
both, i think some are just single wide angle shots and some are very good composites, great photographer and artist!!
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