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Old 02-09-2009, 11:35 AM
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Film effect

Hi guys!

I'm new in this community. So i have a question about how to take this effect with great highlights, detailed shadows (attached photos) in some digital photography, i know it's impossible to take it perfect, but...
Mybe it's about dynamic range, maybe just curves, color balance, lab...i don't know, sorry
Need your help. Thank you!
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:26 PM
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Re: Film effect

Proper exposure and good fill will give you that, both of those images were shot using ambient light and just had it bounced back in to even out the tones and shadows to control contrast.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:16 PM
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Re: Film effect

Firstly, welcome....

Dynamic range only gives you more stops between white and black; basically creating smoother transitions. And if you mess up, helps you compensate for your cameras but most of all the photographers inability to make a correct exposure.

To answer your question, garibaldi is right, both pictures were taken with soft natural light and more than likely a soft filter. The combination can give you the diffused soft highlights. Good exposure gives you none blacked out shadows.

To compensate in PS, you can use levels to block the highlights and shadows. Just adjust the output levels to less than max. This would make sure that you blacks and whites with not be pure black and white. Dodging and burning can also help.

Hope it helps,
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:28 PM
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Re: Film effect

I'll think about it. Thank you all!
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:01 PM
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Re: Film effect

So, guys, what about this?
Just exposure and light? I don't think so...
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:07 PM
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Re: Film effect

yeah, just exposure and light, but that is a shitty pic that is composited anyway so its not really the same
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:08 PM
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Re: Film effect

how it's composited?
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:35 PM
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Re: Film effect

the legs are dropped in
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:49 PM
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Re: Film effect

Its too sharp my friend...and a bit over exposed for the look your going for.

Maybe this looks more like what your looking for...

-Keven
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:22 AM
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Re: Film effect

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the legs are dropped in
Atr you think it's just a mask?
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