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Old 08-25-2008, 11:21 PM
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Need assistance in creating a particular style

I am trying to determine what process(es) is/are involved in making the photos shown in the below link (it's flash based). The photographs are amazing looking, but I know, from experience, that there is a repeatable sequence of steps to carry out to make an ordinary photo just like these...

http://www.blusites.com/antonio/index2.php?v=v1

Also, is there a label or name for this style of photograph? Any help or tutorial links would be great! Thanks!

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Old 08-27-2008, 12:32 PM
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Re: Need assistance in creating a particular style

Any ideas? Anyone ?
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:40 PM
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Re: Need assistance in creating a particular style

I think you may have few responses because to me it looks like basic photography 101.. I see nothing special there!
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:48 PM
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Re: Need assistance in creating a particular style

I disagree, there is definitely some creative post processing with regard to the photos themselves. If it's Basic Photography 101, why don't you enlighten us all with the steps to do it...
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:50 PM
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I think you may have few responses because to me it looks like basic photography 101.. I see nothing special there!
It's also worth mentioning, I've gotten photos I've taken to look very similar to these photos, but there's something missing with regard to the contrast or color curve and I can't quite put my finger on it. Since it's a no-brainer to you, I would love to hear what it is.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:22 PM
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Re: Need assistance in creating a particular style

I agree with OlBaldy. Good lighting, and normal post processing. Some shots very saturated, others not. Dark vignette applied in many of the shots. No one is deliberately being unhelpful, but without a comparison or a specific example, it is difficult to make any comment. Perhaps if you indicate one of the images on the website and then post a similar image done by you and then point out where you are dissatisfied with your image, someone can help.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:36 PM
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Re: Need assistance in creating a particular style

some grunge and texture work going on also
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Re: Need assistance in creating a particular style

I tend to agree, djslyda. I don't particularly like the grunge look applied to people's faces. The posing and framing of the shots is good, but either the white point was not set or the photograher really likes to add a red cast to his shots.
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:00 PM
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some grunge and texture work going on also
I think that is what I am missing. Can someone point me to a tutorial for that? I've been experimenting but have not had the success I see in those photos.

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Re: Need assistance in creating a particular style

Head over to Texture King or CG Textures and download a texture you think may work with your images.

Open the texture image in Photoshop, convert to B&W, resize to match then duplicate the layer into your photo image. Now you can experiment with different blending modes, multiply, overlay and softlight are popular and will interact with your image differently, and you will want to adjust opacity and can also create a mask to avoid the texture showing on faces.

You can also leave the texture in colour and experiment with how it affects your image.
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