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how was it done? (craig mcdean's photos)

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Old 06-22-2009, 05:54 AM
jeen jeen is offline
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how was it done? (craig mcdean's photos)


i'm still new here and a beginner so please excuse me if i may say anything wrong.
here are images from vogue which i've seen months ago and it still bothers me: how was it done? some desat., then tweaking vibrancy, selective color? but what about the rest?
photos by craig mcdean, no idea who retouched them (box, perhaps?). i guess it can be a copyright issue if i attach them so here is a link on the web.
click forward to see the whole series and don't forget to click on the image, they become bigger

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Old 06-22-2009, 09:02 AM
Vejitatoja Vejitatoja is offline
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Re: how was it done? (craig mcdean's photos)

It's hard to tell what has been done to this images. There is a high possibility that besides a simple color correction and a slight desaturation there is only good photography and not postproduction that makes them that good.
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:24 AM
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Re: how was it done? (craig mcdean's photos)

I think i looks selectively hand colored. The stains on the background makes one think of watercolor.
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