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how to make a "clean" photo?

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Old 10-30-2010, 02:38 AM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

yes exactly aladdin!
by "clean" i mean nice colors, but still natural, lot and lot of detail but not like hdr.
without those "black borders" around things, when you have high contrast
etc
it is really hard to explain
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:49 AM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

Some good color correcting goes a long long way. Add a few subtle adjustment layers for contrast or whatever you want and poof, image = pretty.

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Old 11-01-2010, 07:59 PM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

OK, i see, even still i don't know what is the difference between "clean" and "crisp" but it seems you maybe mean that shot which look like so natural and so real which is popping and don't look that overdone and so, correct me?

So what do you think of those shots then?

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/7...01original.jpg
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3508/a0024698.jpg
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/120/a0024701.jpg
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8188/a0001603bw.jpg
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/6...1603cropbw.jpg
http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/100/a0001603.jpg
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:34 PM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

Should I go first, or should I wait for Mort3? I will wait.......I will let him take the lead on this one, after all, it is his post.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:23 AM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

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yes exactly aladdin!
by "clean" i mean nice colors, but still natural, lot and lot of detail but not like hdr.
without those "black borders" around things, when you have high contrast
etc
it is really hard to explain
Let me ask you something? How much time do you spend retouching your pictures?

Those pictures I can assure you have at least 5 hours of work done by a professional.

Several exposures - Manipulation - Color correction - Toning - Texture work - D&B - (Maybe some kind of edges contrast bump avoiding small textures) Shading - Detail work - Final sharpen.

So... explaining how to do that would take a lot of time too... is a combination of a lot of techniques.

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Old 11-02-2010, 09:10 AM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

I feel that retouchers doing a better greater job than photographers these days.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:39 PM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

Sorry Godmother, I beg to differ, too bad I don't have an access to specific photos but, this is a wedding photographer somewhere in Eastern Europe, she/he utilize photo shop but I don't think they spend that many hours on each picture for each weeding, week in and week out, I know, there is no "push" button recipe, but there got to be a way to do it in way under 5 hurs if you are a wedding photographer, here is the link: http://www.meninenuotrauka.lt/en/wedding/

Please take your time and go through the pictures, not all of them got that look, but the ones they do, they are killer.

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Let me ask you something? How much time do you spend retouching your pictures?

Those pictures I can assure you have at least 5 hours of work done by a professional.

Several exposures - Manipulation - Color correction - Toning - Texture work - D&B - (Maybe some kind of edges contrast bump avoiding small textures) Shading - Detail work - Final sharpen.

So... explaining how to do that would take a lot of time too... is a combination of a lot of techniques.

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Old 11-03-2010, 06:54 AM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

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Sorry Godmother, I beg to differ, too bad I don't have an access to specific photos but, this is a wedding photographer somewhere in Eastern Europe, she/he utilize photo shop but I don't think they spend that many hours on each picture for each weeding, week in and week out, I know, there is no "push" button recipe, but there got to be a way to do it in way under 5 hurs if you are a wedding photographer, here is the link: http://www.meninenuotrauka.lt/en/wedding/
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You're kidding right?

If you can't see the difference between the samples the OP linked to and this wedding photographer then I can't really help

OP Please correc me if I'm wrong
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:31 PM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

I not sure if this is what your after?
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:47 PM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

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You're kidding right?

If you can't see the difference between the samples the OP linked to and this wedding photographer then I can't really help

OP Please correc me if I'm wrong
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Agreed! Big time difference between the two
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