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Old 07-31-2009, 09:45 AM
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how do you guys know that nothing was retouched? the images that are retouched the best are the ones that are less obviously retouched... I'm pretty sure there has been some post-pro on those images..
Exactly, the most great retouch to be so natural look will definitely hard to tell if there is any retouch, so then all will say it is just lights and nothing with retouch or very minimal, but to be honest, i can guarantee that if the lighting is done great and the make-up is done perfectly, then photoshop or retouch process can be reduce to about 10%, i did shoot my wife once and some kids and that time i was using almost all my lights[i have 5 total] except one and different modifiers and the results really unbelievable and so amazing, even i feel i don't need any photoshop, but i used photoshop just for little punchy or some effects i am after, thats all.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:57 AM
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how do you guys know that nothing was retouched? the images that are retouched the best are the ones that are less obviously retouched... I'm pretty sure there has been some post-pro on those images..

I agree... There's post pro on those images...but "the look" is not done by retouching - it's good photography not just good photoshop
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:41 PM
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Re: i'm just amazed with this...

Quantum, thanks for the advices man.
i'll try to change some settings on camera on the future, could be very useful.

about lights, i made this with one external flash + umbrella:

http://i26.tinypic.com/2q0m0eb.jpg

it's only a little bit retouched on colors and reflections.

if i think the possibility to have 2 amazing soft boxes and reflectors and assistants and a studio and all the stuff...is evident the image would be soooo much better.

so yeah...with a nice lightning and equipment, retouching is not so necessary.
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:12 AM
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Quantum, thanks for the advices man.
i'll try to change some settings on camera on the future, could be very useful.

about lights, i made this with one external flash + umbrella:

http://i26.tinypic.com/2q0m0eb.jpg

it's only a little bit retouched on colors and reflections.

if i think the possibility to have 2 amazing soft boxes and reflectors and assistants and a studio and all the stuff...is evident the image would be soooo much better.

so yeah...with a nice lightning and equipment, retouching is not so necessary.
Try those settings, specially the one Neutral. ISO 500. WB = 10000 ºK. Sharpening 1. Contrast +3. Brightness +1. Saturation (the lowest possible) and play with WB in order to handle the toning. You can also play with saturation instead kelvins to "un-tone" a bit the image. For example, 10000 ºK may tone too yellowish (dependiong on the light temperature), so you can desaturate by: 1) Desaturation 2) lowering the ºK. Each step gives different results. I usually preffer a low ºK number and desaturating to give an special feel of selective desaturation to the photo.

Glad you find it useful!
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:52 AM
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let's demystify this process!!
where I can find info about gels for strobes? I've never seen that. How to use them?

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Old 08-04-2009, 09:31 AM
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let's demystify this process!!
where I can find info about gels for strobes? I've never seen that. How to use them?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ects_Kit_.html

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Old 08-05-2009, 02:45 AM
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Re: i'm just amazed with this...

let's start)
e.g. this image: http://brunodayan.com/pics/fas1/fas1_13.jpg
what do u think about lighting?
we can see long exposure, and usual lamps...so my choice is that there weren't strobes
Is it fake bokeh? so how we can add that in PS?

2nd one:
http://brunodayan.com/pics/fas1/fas1_11.jpg

smtng obscure for me..
I guess there is only natural light from window and fake bokeh..with some kinds of confetti (maybe confetti is also fake) )
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:00 AM
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The first picture I think the girl at the left is mounted after shooting the one in the coach. I think that because the shadow of the girl on the coach. She has 2 shadows, one is hard and the other quite soft. The hard one seems the origin is in those lamps and the softshadow comes from a softbox which should be placed somehow the same place where is the standing girl. It seems the softre shadows could be on top of the scene, but the blur on the shadows says it was a softbox 45º from the front of her. The second girl has another shadow going to the background. Weirdely, the girl on the couch is not casting that shadow.

I personally think the washed area on the head of the girl at the right was added later in the post, same the gama adjustment. And the bokeh is done in PS. the DoF of the bokeh and the DoF in the scene don't match.

the second picture:

There are 2 lights, the obvious one and one on the top. Looking the shadows that her legs cast to the floor means there is a light on top of her. In both pictures are secondary light/s with gel/s and the gama was in PS. I think the ambien colorization was done in PS as well.

That's what I think.
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:02 AM
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thx, nice observation!
now I'm training with some plastic bags to make effect like with gels.
But I need smtng like tube for strobe )
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:14 PM
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thx, nice observation!
now I'm training with some plastic bags to make effect like with gels.
But I need smtng like tube for strobe )
Haha... That sounds like a sarcasm towards the first photo XD Because the models! haha Plastic bags... Will add that to my MSN =D
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