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Old 02-19-2010, 01:39 PM
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I have edited a photo I took in studio, havent gotten rid of the background yet, but the main focus has been edited. One of my classmates suggested I try David hills style, since some of my photos seem to be reminiscent of his, I decided to look him up and try something, hopefully not just like his, but just for fun.
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:04 PM
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Re: critic

Uh, was there a question here?
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:32 PM
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Re: critic

I was asking for opinions, a critic for improvement
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:19 PM
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Re: critic

Well, most of the people here won't be impressed by a single pass of lucis/topaz.
Dave Hill is a photographer first, and then, maybe, a post-production artist. Or perhaps both, but none without the other.

His photos have a very distinctive lighting, lens selection, framing and what not, that is often confused by people who are just starting learning photoshop, thinking it's 100% post-production. Then, the first time they work with decent lighting equipment and cameras at a studio they start to realize what the "secret" might be at.

I've read you are on some kind of school assingment on photography and working at a studio. Ok, try 2 beauty dishes on the sides of the model 2 stops above key, the key of your choice, and a ring flash fill on axis. That'll get you in the ball park. Try to get the ambient about 1 or 2 stops below your strobes. Then, with those real lights actually in the photo, start dodging and burning stuff just to enhance the light that's already there and sharpen. There are many many more things that Dave does, like backgrounds and all that, but looks like some of his photos start this way (at least the ones that made people notice him years ago).
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