Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

The Look?

Thread Tools
Old 07-15-2009, 02:04 PM
SEP Studios's Avatar
SEP Studios SEP Studios is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 25
The Look?

There seems to be a lot of discussion around here about Dave Hill and his techniques. Has anyone actually emailed him and asked how he does it?

My background is in Illustration, and I don't know what Hill's background is but to my eye they seem more like illustrations (with photography and Photoshop as the medium) along the lines of Braldt Bralds, Mark Fredrickson and Jerry Lofaro. They all have "a" look, I wouldn't necessarily call any style "the" look.

If this forum was a Photoshop or Photography class at a top art school, right now the teacher would be saying, "Okay, we all appreciate Dave Hill. Now let's move on." While Hill's work is very, very cool and worth dissecting, it's his signature style. Assuming you have aspirations to be a professional photographer, why not develop your own style and let everyone else try to figure out how YOU did it? Otherwise, you risk hearing the following from your potiential clients: "If I want Dave Hill, I'll call Dave Hill."

Maybe that sounds harsh, but it's the reality in the creative professional world whether you're a photographer, illustrator, textile designer, apparel designer, pastry chef, whatever. You're selling something, and that something is your creative vision.

Or, you can be like me and help others achieve their creative visions. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain . . .

Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved