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how to achieve the same colors and contrast?

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Old 11-25-2010, 07:54 PM
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Re: how to achieve the same colors and contrast?

no it is not the effect.
The power of those images is a "color glow" and their uniformity
the pictures where the flash was not used, apparently as if other light sources (such as in church), the colors are strong and contrasting, skin clean and without spots.
You can see the color uniformity, as if they were drawing the ... ? Only if he can
last for the performance of such photos when they say that process the 150 images in 13 hours
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:12 PM
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Re: how to achieve the same colors and contrast?

I tried just an option

Image / Adjustment/ Equalize - see how much saturated color contrast
and equalize the copy of the Luminosity layer , beautifully removes saturation

may this helps
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:14 PM
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Re: how to achieve the same colors and contrast?

Honestly i can't understand the effect on that website you want, i see different effects and that one in the church i don't know what you mean by his effect, i see your original or before shot is better than him, from that before/after link it seems he got warm not so great shot out of camera and then with pp he has nice, i think you can have better result than him, but i can't tell what he did, but i hope you can focus on one thing so we can try to achieve something at least, i may use an action or plugins to have similar effects but then maybe it will not be what you look for, so keep watching here and you will get many methods and then you test by yourself.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:27 PM
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Re: how to achieve the same colors and contrast?

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thanks, the effect is similar, only
how to bring color to such an equal level and to obtain such a glow
as for his photographs?

Sorry, I'm just not sure what you mean. In general I see clean bright whites via color balance, brightness and contrast (use the tools of your chose to adjust them). He also keeps obtrusive shadows off faces via soft ambient lighting and/or flash fill. (A common lighting technique for weddings is to have an assistant carrying a strobe on a pole for off-camera flash.)

I think if you improve your general retouching skills you'll find a way to get what you want. But I don't think the rest of us can get you there because I don't think we're seeing quite what you are.

But if you want us to try, post another shot of yours and point to a specific shot of his to match. But they need to be similar in color and tone to begin with. IOW, don't ask to match a low key image with a high key one, or warm tones from cool tones. As Boneappetit said, you need similar base images.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:52 PM
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Re: how to achieve the same colors and contrast?

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Only if he can
last for the performance of such photos when they say that process the 150 images in 13 hours
Most of what he does can be done very quickly by setting up a "preset' in Lightroom or similar. If you want a down-and-dirty approach for Photoshop try this.

add an HSL adjustment layer.
set it's blend mode to overlay.
adjust the Saturation and Lightness sliders to taste, including to individual color channels if needed.
reduce layer opacity if the contrast is too strong. Dupe if too weak.

set it up as a batch or droplet and apply to all your images.

then it's local adjustments to even out skin tones and background.

Shouldn't take more than a few minutes each if your originals are well lit.

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Old 11-26-2010, 03:46 AM
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Re: how to achieve the same colors and contrast?

Could someone make a guide to meeting the information in this topic?

The method, which gave Flashtones was interesting but this image to another is no longer fit ...

still feel that I am standing in place, wait for further information and give your recipe is not someone out there better: P
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:28 AM
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Re: how to achieve the same colors and contrast?

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Could someone make a guide to meeting the information in this topic?

The method, which gave Flashtones was interesting but this image to another is no longer fit ...

still feel that I am standing in place, wait for further information and give your recipe is not someone out there better: P
At at certain point you'll realize that's the problem with recipes: what's good for one image isn't good for another. It's like expecting a good recipe for Rabbit Stew to work just as well for Apple Pie.

Even the photographer you're mimicking knows better and does some in BW, some cross process, etc.

Good luck in your quest though.
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:17 PM
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Re: how to achieve the same colors and contrast?

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At at certain point you'll realize that's the problem with recipes: what's good for one image isn't good for another. It's like expecting a good recipe for Rabbit Stew to work just as well for Apple Pie.

Even the photographer you're mimicking knows better and does some in BW, some cross process, etc.

Good luck in your quest though.

Exactly my point...
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