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Old 03-26-2009, 11:08 AM
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his stuff is pretty good, a little overprocessed for me but still. i'm more interested in this picture than anything, on how he got the sky to look sort of hdr ish.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/elmakias/2966815976/

edit: please don't point me to the dave hill thread.

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Old 03-26-2009, 01:20 PM
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Re: adam elmakias

I imagine all will be revealed here:

http://dvd.adamelmakias.com/
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:28 PM
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no way!!!!!
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:30 PM
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ummm... way.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:32 PM
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Re: adam elmakias

aside from the smartass remarks, i'm pretty interested in learning how to do this manual hdr. not really the lighting or d&b dave hill style stuff.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:40 PM
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Re: adam elmakias

What you don't seem to understand is the example photo you linked to is the exact same photo that is used in his dvd tutorial that I linked to.

It has everything to do with the 'lighting' and the 'd&b dave hill style stuff' as you put it. But that's not of any interest to you, so I don't know what to suggest...

...and I think the first smartass remark came from you with your "No way!!!!!" comment, so how about you just chill out a little bit poncho.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:49 PM
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Re: adam elmakias

i realize that.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:51 PM
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Re: adam elmakias

Kyle,
He's probably applying local contrast. You can try it like this - make a duplicate layer, go to filter - other - high pass. Set to 6 pixels, apply, and then change blending mode to soft light. For more effect try hard light or overlay, but watch out for halos. You can then mask out areas like skin that you don't want to be affected. You can get much better results with a plug-in called Photo Lift by Pixel Vistas. It has a lot more control and is really great on making clouds pop.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:24 PM
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How do you get this look? Start with a big ass softbox. You can't recreate the way shadows fall in photoshop.. well you probably could but I don't imagine it being very good.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:11 PM
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In photoshop D&B using luminosity blending.
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