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Old 01-31-2012, 11:30 AM
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Warm overexposed light effect

Hello everyone, this is my first post!

I have a question regarding how to achieve a kind of effect I have seen trending lately in fashion/nude photography, where the photo seems undersaturated or the lightsource warm and overexposed, with sort of light leaks. I am a beginner in digital photography/editing, so I am not even sure I am using the correct terms, since searching google with that wording I didn't find what I was looking for.

Here are some examples by photographer Alexander Tikhomirov (via http://crispme.com/featured-photogra...er-tikhomirov/ ), to clarify what I meant:
http://crispme.com/wp-content/uploads/14184.jpg
http://crispme.com/wp-content/uploads/17134.jpg
http://crispme.com/wp-content/uploads/6261.jpg

I will appreciate any comment. Thanks!
Btw I am using Gimp, but I guess some of the Ps techniques I can apply in Gimp too.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:03 PM
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Re: Warm overexposed light effect

Ok in this thread http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...stion-but.html this link was suggested:

http://www.icanbecreative.com/breath...-tutorial.html

The magic word was hazy, apparently...
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:38 AM
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Re: Warm overexposed light effect

A lot of the "trendy" shots are taken against a light source. Sun would be a wise choice if you're into color haze and light leaks. The saturation is going to be lowered and contrast decreased unless of course you're sporting a fast and pricey lens.

About the look, you may select the blue channel in the Curves dialog, drop down its white point (the white circle on the very top) a little. This is going to warm up the whole image.

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Old 02-02-2012, 12:51 PM
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Re: Warm overexposed light effect

I quite like that washed-out look.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:29 PM
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Re: Warm overexposed light effect

imho everyone and his brother are doing the retro looks, and it makes me so tired of looking at them already. if you want your shots stand out, just do the opposite instead。
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:09 AM
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Re: Warm overexposed light effect

Thank you so much, insmac, that was a lot of help!

mshi, I humbly came to this forum to ask questions and learn, not to be scorned with contempt. I didn's ask "how to make my pictures stand out", I wanted to learn how to do that specific effect, thank you very much.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:50 AM
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Re: Warm overexposed light effect

keiler, i apologize if my comments offended you. however, to identify the trend but just do the opposite is a sage advice given to photogs by the legendary portrait shooter steve mccurry.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:15 PM
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Re: Warm overexposed light effect

That's ok, I was just dissapointed that one response to my very first question were "do something else". Of course, going agains the trend is what makes the difference. Thank you.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:56 AM
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Re: Warm overexposed light effect

on a side note. what is the opposite of vintage style processing?
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:54 PM
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Re: Warm overexposed light effect

b&w

for example, take a look at his work: http://jeffascough.com/#!galleries

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on a side note. what is the opposite of vintage style processing?
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