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Old 04-02-2010, 09:06 PM
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Help finding actions for this effect

I've been itching to figure out how these photographers make their photos pop and bright like this.

According to their FAQs, they don't use actions that much because "[their] images are almost exact when exposed manually in camera". I really doubt that their photos come out of the camera "almost exact" like what they show on their site.

I'd appreciate it if anyone can help me figure this out. Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:50 PM
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Re: Help finding actions for this effect

Oh, dear sweet God. Please don't do this.

It's Kotuba actions.
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:48 AM
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Re: Help finding actions for this effect

Kotuba or Kubota?
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:10 PM
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Re: Help finding actions for this effect

All I see in the shots is very bad exposure. If thats an action or a plug-in or effect its a darn poor one. It might be the photographers style but its terrible.

Oh and BTW any and I mean ANY action Kevin Kubota or Craig Milley create can be done yourself by learning photoshop.

Push button photography effects really suck, If your serious about photography get out there and learn how to do it on your own.

The very best way to do this is #1 Learning basic photographic fundamentals possibly a college class or something. #2 Read and shoot, read and shoot. Its the only way to perfect photography. #3 Join the NAPP they have the best instruction in Photoshop there is and BTW they are the first folks to tell you that you need to get it right in the camera before even using photoshop.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:12 PM
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Re: Help finding actions for this effect

I re-read you first post. Their shots are NOT exposed perfectly out of the camera, neither is their color balance.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:16 PM
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Re: Help finding actions for this effect

you mean high contrast and blown out? crank the exposure up, bring up the black level, and add some vignette. can be done in 30 seconds in lightroom, not too technical
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:01 PM
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Re: Help finding actions for this effect

The entire web site by these folks is nice but the set of photos you initially linked to are all bad exposures IMHO.
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Re: Help finding actions for this effect

Hard to say, looks like the overlay filter to me. Maybe with a little blur on the top layer.
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