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Paolo Roversi look

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Old 09-25-2010, 09:53 AM
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Re: Paolo Roversi look

One possible technique is to do split toning with specific colorizations.

Example: treated and original

To get there: add a hue/sat to desaturate to taste, quite a bit, but not all the way. Then add two more hue/sat layers. The first one with a 'darks' luminosity mask, the second one with the same mask inverted. Then in both layers you select colorize and dial in a blue tone for the darks and a yellow for the brights. Adjust colorization to taste. Takes some experimentation. Then adjust the opacity of those two layers to control the strength of the effect. If you want to get more selective use different luminosity masks - for example split it three ways (dark darks, mid tones, bright bights).

Here's a 3-way split treatment which limits the bleed in the midtones: treatment

But that only gives you the color effect. You need to start with a well lit and well composed image.

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Old 09-17-2011, 02:14 PM
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Re: Paolo Roversi look

A look behind the scene from a Paolo Roversi photoshoot, for those who are interested:
http://www.vogue.it/magazine/supplem...-haute-couture

Looks like the Roversi get his specific look pretty much in camera, maybe with HMI lights with gel. If you look carefully at the video at 00:45-00:55 you can se the pictures pop up on the screen on the right side. It looks like it already then has Roversi`s characteristic look.
Would love to hear some opinions
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:29 PM
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Re: Paolo Roversi look

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Old 09-17-2011, 04:12 PM
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Re: Paolo Roversi look

Yeah i noticed that they tweak the colors. But do you think the look is mainly due to post production, or do they just subtle enhance what`s already there.?
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:21 PM
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Re: Paolo Roversi look

We can all guess, but a picture that you are trying to achieve would be more useful.
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:39 AM
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Re: Paolo Roversi look

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Yeah i noticed that they tweak the colors. But do you think the look is mainly due to post production, or do they just subtle enhance what`s already there.?
did you say "post p" enhances things that... are not there?

I think the video shows clearly what's on set as he takes pictures for the session as the video is recorded.

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Old 09-18-2011, 07:59 AM
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Re: Paolo Roversi look

No. When i say "the look is mainly due to post production" i mean they add color and color casts that are not there. Like different solid color layers set to different blend modes. When i say " enhance what`s already there" i mean "in camera". If they like gelled the lights, and afterward maybe just increase saturation of the tone they have set with the lights.
I don`t necessarily think the video shows it clearly. Because maybe the camera WB neutralize any color casts in the room .

Mike picture like this:
http://models.com/work/vogue-italia-...pplement/58187

In my opinion selective blur,use of texture,grain,color casts gives the pictures a special "feel" that are unique.

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Old 09-18-2011, 10:52 AM
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Re: Paolo Roversi look

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In my opinion selective blur,use of texture,grain,color casts gives the pictures a special "feel" that are unique.
or maybe taking the shot through a imperfect mirror (which he did)

btw, if a magical camcorder that removes the blue cast existed like you speculate, you wouldn't have seen the "uncorrected" bluish images on the screen/monitor they were previewing (at the times you, yourself pointed out from the start)

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Old 09-18-2011, 11:45 AM
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Re: Paolo Roversi look

ah... I'm not sure what to comment further...
I'll post a couple of frames from the video and you think about it.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:07 PM
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Re: Paolo Roversi look

Thanks for the shots, you made it pretty clear So it`s a post thing ( the color/toning). Hmm, the funny thing is that is that he gets that pretty much in lightroom and capture one. Not like with 50 layers i photoshop and with help from top retouchers.
Many people, including me, claimed that he gets his look because he shoot film. But for me ,these pictures looks like they got the pretty same "feel" to it as he gets with his 8x10 polaroids....
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