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how to make a "clean" photo?

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Old 10-20-2010, 11:13 AM
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how to make a "clean" photo?

Hello, today I was checking very nice page http://1x.com
and I saw, there are photos which look very "clean" to me (if you know what I mean) but I think only natural light was used.
For example:

http://1x.com/v2/#/photos/documentary/31181/
http://1x.com/v2/#/photos/documentary/32558/
http://1x.com/v2/#/photos/everyday/17355/
http://1x.com/v2/#/photos/everyday/23641/

And I am not sure if this is camera setup, or postprocess?
Can somebody please help? Because now my photos look very "dirty" compare to this.

Thank you!
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:33 PM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

Do you defog your images? Depending on original resolution, in Photoshop use Unsharp Mask at 50%, radius 2 pixels. These settings work for me after opening 8-12MB raw files. Also try a little contrast boost after defogging. Just a little.
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:34 PM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

It'd be helpful to know what you mean by "dirty" via some examples of the look you're achieving.

That first shot definitely has at least some fill-light to it, but I think what's giving it the smooth tones you're talking about is mostly dodging/burning and adding contrast.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:35 PM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

ok I uploaded RAW file
it is "normal" photo nothing special, it was not planned, but I think light and sharpness are ok, but it is missing "something"

http://hotfile.com/dl/77331926/b8ce9..._6593.CR2.html

(ig HF is not ok, please tell me and I will upload it somewhere else)

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Old 10-20-2010, 10:42 PM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

or this photo, I was like " WOW!!!! "

http://1x.com/v2/#photos/latest-additions/37269/
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:19 AM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

I am interested too, I don't know how to do "clean" look.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:19 AM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

I really don't know what do you mean by "clean", i have many shots that are very clean or let's say clean enough to my eyes, so i didn't understand yet what clean are you referring to.
Shoot at lowest ISO as possible and have good proper light and i guarantee you to have such a "clean" shot.

Here is one example of my shots:
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/9167/1ds386181.jpg
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:24 AM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

Or what about these two?

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/458/a0001417bw.jpg

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7584/a0001414bw.jpg
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:26 AM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

To upload a RAW or different files i recommend "mediafire.com".
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:26 PM
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Re: how to make a "clean" photo?

Sorry Tareq, they are crisp, but not clean, I understand what the OP is after, it is really hard to explain. It is like it was "bleached" but not washed, look here for more samples: http://www.crismanphoto.com/#/Portfolio/Portfolio/5 - just view the rest of the Port.
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