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Old 11-24-2010, 09:14 AM
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Factory photos.

Hey gang.

I´m doing this shoot soon in a paper mill and I´d like the look to be in a direction that I found in a book shot at the Audi factory, not sure who´s the photog.
Excuse the poor scan but I think you´ll be able to understand. Whites are almost blown out and midtones are also very bright. A bit of C.Schmidt almost?

Any tips are appreciated.

http://www.danielblom.com/client/IMG.jpg

http://www.danielblom.com/client/IMG_0001.jpg
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:39 AM
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Re: Factory photos.

Blom, if you examine the photo carefully you will notice there are many objects which appear in grayscale which in real life are colored. It appears that the original photo was desaturated and brightened significantly and then overlayed with a color version and color was selectively painted / masked back in.
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:00 AM
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Re: Factory photos.

This might help too, all 13 pages http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...midt-look.html

However, I would stick with Murray's take on the shot, it is nice visual illusion that widens the gab between the elements of the picture. The way it was done, makes the non-colored objects appear to be "too while" even though they are not.

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Old 11-25-2010, 04:39 AM
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Re: Factory photos.

Hi there!
Appriciate the quick replies, I did already look at the Schmidt thread and found a tip from Gee where you start off with a somewhat overexposed shot, then push the vibrance down -100 and saturation +100, that gets it off to a good start then levels and curves too care of the rest. Will post some shots when they´re finished..
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:59 PM
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Re: Factory photos.

When is the shoot?

Have you scouted the place and already conceived/visualized in your mind's eye how you want to set each of those images up?
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:06 AM
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Re: Factory photos.

It was last week and out of town so did not get a chance to scout the place before although I did have some sort of idea how I wanted it to look. Saw some old photos from there in the photo brief so that made it a bit easier. Gonna start retouching a bit this week so will be fun to see how it turns out.

Cheers / D
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:11 AM
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Re: Factory photos.

Post up a sample, be happy to help you out with the direction of your editing. From the examples in your OP it looks to me like a lot of selective sharpening and a lot of selective coloring. Not hard to use either the AIMrgb color space or other techniques to bring in the crisp/white/clean look if your original exposure was intended for this.
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