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Old 12-06-2009, 04:06 AM
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Re: Demystification of YERVANT

Daitri:
OMG. That's awesome. You nailed it!
Would you care to explain step-by-step how you came to this result?
Thanks a lot.

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Old 12-06-2009, 09:24 AM
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Re: Demystification of YERVANT

Looking at the finished images (contrasty) and your originals (flat) some simple curves and masking comes up with a punchier image if somewhat over pp'd but if that's what you want, 100kb is small but should give the idea.
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:46 PM
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Re: Demystification of YERVANT

I watched this DVD: http://www.yervant.com.au/books.html , and he uses basic techniques. The only thing he did that surprised me was the use of "diffuse glow". I can't say I've Ever used that tool!
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:53 PM
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Re: Demystification of YERVANT

i-inspire: sure but he changed his postprocessing quite dramatically this year. More contrasty, hdr-like/tonemapping style.
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I watched this DVD: http://www.yervant.com.au/books.html , and he uses basic techniques. The only thing he did that surprised me was the use of "diffuse glow". I can't say I've Ever used that tool!
The look I was referring to was the high contrast portraits and couples, not the Dave Hill-esque stuff.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:38 PM
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Re: Demystification of YERVANT

Wondering one thing. A good wedding photographer does 1 sometimes 2 weddings a week. A great wedding photographer (like David Zeisser, but it's kind of taste) makes about 3000 to 4000 photos on 10 hours work. He has about 5 days to select about 600-800 of them and postprocessthem, then make a photobook, prints etc. I cant belive, that one would spend more than 2-3 minutes per one image. I know wedding photographers, whose dont get out of lightroom - when one sees the photo, he/she already know what look he/she is going to and uses lightroom fancy adjustments (mostly ACR) or presets made before. And it is just that. Most of my income is from wedding photography, my workflow is close to described above, and it works. But all that matters - most power is in photos that are taken in camera, not postprocess. Knowing the moment to shot, how to use ambient light, how to use off the shoe strobes, good asistant etc... all that goes just to make a photo. In my opinion, that is what matters the most, and what clients are paying for - some like jounralisting style (and that style i'm trying to represent), some like freaking 10mm lenses etc. I havent met a client that said to me that he likes contrasty images (even if one is showing me photos that he/she likes) - mostly they like composition.
Also, maybe i get wrong feeling, but Daniel just started to act not kindly to all, that spend some of their's time trying to help him :/.
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:21 PM
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Re: Demystification of YERVANT

I liked daitri's version, but can't see anything special about the images of yervant. I see some soft-focus -> dup layer, blur, blend at @20% Overlay.
and in some there is hdri-like conversion (set to 32bit, then to 16bit and play with "local adaptation")

I'm not sure if the images that were shown here are what you try to achieve, or what to use those to get to the look, but here's a quick try to get something like HDRI efect.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:13 AM
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Re: Demystification of YERVANT

Yip.

Really Annoying website, so I gave up and didn't see anything particularly that blew me away..Nice, but thats about it..
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:17 PM
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This whole thread is YERVANT marketing, must be. YERVANT Self publicity. YERVANT. Why are the words YERVANT capitalized - as you said in terms of retouching there's nothing much going on there at all. …YERVANT.
Hehe, u might be onto something here... YERVANT going VIRAL???
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Re: Demystification of YERVANT

I'm back,
I have attended in Oct last year the Yervant 3 days workshop in London.
I have learned his posing style and the post processing technique, too.
Now I can tell you that all it is related to the EXPERIENCE.
I got a lot of inspiration from this workshop and now I can say that it changed my post processing vision.
It is great to have your support in demystification of Yervant style.
Thank you all.

Cheers

Daniel
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