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Old 08-15-2010, 02:17 PM
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Question Photo style? I'm pulling a blank!

I'm sure you all LOVE these kind of questions, but I hope 1 more "how do I achieve this?" won't make too much of a difference (eep!)

These are the photos:
http://hughforte.com/blog/wp-content.../SHERER_02.jpg
http://hughforte.com/blog/wp-content...08/LUMB_13.jpg
http://hughforte.com/blog/wp-content...08/LUMB_25.jpg
http://hughforte.com/blog/wp-content.../SHERER_37.jpg
http://hughforte.com/blog/wp-content.../SHERER_30.jpg
http://hughforte.com/blog/wp-content.../SHERER_28.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hufort/...n/photostream/
http://hughforte.com/blog/wp-content...NTRERAS_08.jpg

What I know:
1. Shot with a 5D (or 5DII) with a low ISO and probably perfect exposure (and yes a very nice DoF)
2. Photos still have RAW XMP data - and they all were corrected pretty much the same way (but there's not enough info to finish the technique)
3. There's loads of grain (not from the ISO setting), so I'm guessing added after in PS

What I want to know:
1. How did he achieve the flat muted film look with bright colors through photoshop?
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:06 AM
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Re: Photo style? I'm pulling a blank!

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What I want to know:
1. How did he achieve the flat muted film look with bright colors through photoshop?
Most likely he didn't. Most likely he achieved the look with off camera flash.

HTH

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Old 08-16-2010, 10:44 AM
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Re: Photo style? I'm pulling a blank!

No flash was used says the XMP data
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:09 AM
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No flash was used says the XMP data
Don't believe everything you read.

That just means it wasn't an on camera flash. When a remote is used to trigger the flash it doesn't show on the EXIF...
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:40 AM
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Re: Photo style? I'm pulling a blank!

True, but there is still a photoshop technique going on in the coloring alone. I'd like to figure that part out... :/
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:41 AM
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Re: Photo style? I'm pulling a blank!

Hmm, I might be missing something here, but...
These images don't look any special to me at all; in fact, they look like "straight from the camera". What exactly is it that you think could only be achieved in Photoshop?
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:26 AM
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Hmm, I might be missing something here, but...
These images don't look any special to me at all; in fact, they look like "straight from the camera". What exactly is it that you think could only be achieved in Photoshop?
Not really. Almost on all of these images there's an anticontrast curve. Black is not black and white is not white. I'd do that with curves, but i know a lot of photographers who use plugins for such effects.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:35 AM
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Re: Photo style? I'm pulling a blank!

No offense meant, but...

Are we all seeing the same images? What "effects" are you talking about? Granted, these are good pictures, well lit and all (apart from the burned highlights, but let's forget about that)... but... black being not black and white being not white: What's so special here?

So, yeah, there might be an anticontrast curve involved. But why would you think this is the case? None of these images leads me to thinking that the contrast has been tweaked at all.
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