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Old 10-09-2011, 11:32 AM
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How to achieve this look

http://www.facebook.com/sonorossi
its the photo with the guy on the floor holding a book

Hi guys,

please check out the facebook link of this photographer. He has come very close to the dave hill look i would say. Can any1 advise on this technique. Of course theres no one pass filter.

Here are my views,
correct me if im wrong.

dodge and burn to smooth out the lighting.
sharpen for detail maybe?
of course the photo is a composite
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:33 AM
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Re: How to achieve this look

The scale in those pictures is horrible. I'm not a fan of the Dave Hill style, but at least he's good at it. Although he's moved on from it, thank god.
If you look at http://www.joshrossiphoto.com/ the photo website of that guy, you can see that he's trying to combine lots of loose images and some oversaturation to one image. And failing miserably.

Don't try to copy that style. Just look at the Dave Hill thread (yes, the MASSIVE one) and you'll see loads of ideas how to do that style, and forget about this dude.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:38 AM
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Re: How to achieve this look

I don't agree. I still like that stuff.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:57 AM
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While some of his work looks pretty good to me, I think DJSoulglo has a good point. Some of his work has a bit of a cheap look to it. Take this photo for instance:

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._1299294_n.jpg

It has shortcomings in a lot of aspects, like the shadows and overall integration of the people. Other than that, I think it wasn't that good of a composition to begin with.

He's really not that bad, but I wouldn't use his work as an example either.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:08 AM
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Re: How to achieve this look

hmm other that the bad compositing aside. How about that look of his characters?
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:38 PM
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Re: How to achieve this look

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http://www.facebook.com/sonorossi
its the photo with the guy on the floor holding a book

Hi guys,

please check out the facebook link of this photographer. He has come very close to the dave hill look i would say. Can any1 advise on this technique. Of course theres no one pass filter.

Here are my views,
correct me if im wrong.

dodge and burn to smooth out the lighting.
sharpen for detail maybe?
of course the photo is a composite
Looks more like a Gill Greenberg effects to me but hasn't properly done.

Dodge and burn
gradient tools and get the right blue colour
use lucis art to get the dark skin tones.

I might have a try myself.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:35 PM
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Re: How to achieve this look

Damn..you guys are hard. Personally I like Fiscus...Josh is trying...not quite there. Lucis for dark skin tones...show me an example...with what you did...typically luscis is terrible for skin.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:48 AM
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Re: How to achieve this look

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Damn..you guys are hard. Personally I like Fiscus...Josh is trying...not quite there. Lucis for dark skin tones...show me an example...with what you did...typically luscis is terrible for skin.
Sorry who is fiscus??
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:07 PM
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Re: How to achieve this look

http://www.fiscusphoto.com/

http://altpick.com/spot/jim_fiscus/index.php

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Old 10-12-2011, 06:57 AM
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Re: How to achieve this look

heres smth i did

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgxworl...in/photostream
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