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How to edit images like that?

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Old 11-03-2012, 09:53 AM
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How to edit images like that?

Does anyone know how to achieve results like on the attached image? I've tried many options, but nothing seem to be working.

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Old 11-03-2012, 07:15 PM
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Re: How to edit images like that?

What do you talking about?
On what images do you working? If you like to get THIS result you have to work on a image like this.
By the way.. i dont see retouching, i only see photography
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:00 PM
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Re: How to edit images like that?

I agree Calvin, there's no edit there except maybe for the guy it looks like a different shot.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:17 AM
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Re: How to edit images like that?

No, it's definitely edited, images don't come out like that on their own. Trees never look like that on SOOC pics and the whole image doesn't have that haze or whatever it is there which makes the whole difference. Even though I can identify some of the things, I still can't achieve similar results. And here's a link to one of the folders on their facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...8051264&type=1

Well, I've managed recently to do something similar to one of my images, but can't get the same look on other pics, I mean shot in different lighting situations (See the attached image). I like the fact that it looks natural, not too overdone, although it took me quite a while to get there.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:43 AM
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Re: How to edit images like that?

It was obtained in camera but the contrast was reduced in post.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:41 AM
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Re: How to edit images like that?

Too small for me to see if it is only photography or if it is retouched....even with my glasses on...
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:03 PM
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Re: How to edit images like that?

Regarding the Facebook page portfolio, that has a lot to do with the time of day and the exposure chosen. It looks like:
  • The first several rows (rows 1-4) look like they were shot around mid-day with the sun behind the subjects, subjects may have been in the shade. Exposure was set for the shadows, which blew out the sky and made the leaves very pastel.
  • The row with the trees (row 5) was shot later in the day, 1-2 hrs before sunset. You can see the colors around their feet are more saturated.
  • The final rows were shot near sunset, you can figure out the angle of light from the line between the man's head and his shadow on the woman's face in row7, column 1. The sun was not far above the horizon.
I'd guess that in post-processing the photographer warmed the shadows to turn the blue cast in the shadows into a warmer cast.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:15 PM
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Re: How to edit images like that?

Hello,

Just a follow up.

Long time since I've posted... Had time to improve both photography and retouching.

The image originally posted is definitely improved in post as I'm now achieving similar results (but not as contrasty and saturated maybe). I shoot a lot in the sun because I just love the sunlight and my images always come out very flat, disaturated and hazy when shooting in these lighting situations. So for those who think the result was achieved in camera, below is the before and after. It looks like there's not much has been done, but I had over 30 layers overall in order to get the look I wanted. I wanted to get the beautiful tones of trees, greenery and skin tones in particular and this has become my style and can bee seen in all of my images.

Here are some more: http://irena-kabelis.com/a-walk-on-a...photography-2/

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Old 02-25-2014, 06:29 PM
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Re: How to edit images like that?

You mention over 30 layers, and it happens. What I like is that you analyzed the goal in pieces as opposed to the common attempt to algorithmize everything.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:10 AM
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Re: How to edit images like that?

Thank you Klev

Glad I got there at the end and my frustrations regarding 'how it's done' has ended. Finally can focus more on photography itself as I spend less time in post. It still takes me quite a while, but compared to previous workflow (a week or more per image (!!!) and still not happy), life is so much easier now.
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