RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

Style of Erik Almas

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-14-2013, 02:13 PM
---ROB--- ---ROB--- is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 11
Style of Erik Almas

Hello Everybody,

Probably everyone here knows the work of Erik Almas - photographer and amazing retoucher. My question is how to get on the photos this whitish tinted look which Erik have a most on his photos. The colours in his photos are not muddy is hard to explain but you know guys what i mean. If anybody have idea how to do it or maybe how to come little close to his look.

http://www.erikalmas.com/#lifestyles

Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 08-14-2013, 03:42 PM
lurch's Avatar
lurch lurch is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 574
Re: Style of Erik Almas

Shoot into the sun.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 08-14-2013, 05:36 PM
skoobey skoobey is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,376
Re: Style of Erik Almas

Wonderful images... but I think most of them also involve composite work.

I wish I were this good.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 08-14-2013, 10:17 PM
franko60 franko60 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Posts: 153
Re: Style of Erik Almas

Close attention to correct exposure is certainly a lot of it. I also suspect he brings in different layers for different areas of the images (sky, subject, etc) and masks them (otherwise with some of his contre-jour images the sky would be blown out more than it is). But I don't see any special alchemy here; good photography and good post will give you the image quality he has here.

Also suspect the use of a Lucis Art type plug-in.

Last edited by franko60; 08-14-2013 at 10:36 PM.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 08-20-2013, 07:33 PM
Michael_Anthony Michael_Anthony is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 24
Re: Style of Erik Almas

Some type of overlay effect. I do events photography and get similar effects using blobs of light taken from light setups from the same event and overlaying them in screen mode playing with fill and opacity! it reminded me of using slow shutter speeds to get light trails which i sometimes do and mix with the above mentioned process to get similar looking results. The flares have been added in post in any case! Multiple exposures is a candidate also, as that's effectively what my light trails are, they're an exposure of the initial flash on the subject followed by the capture of ambient light from slow shutter speed but in the same image! Of course this is daylight but it seems to be something similar to the effect that i'm getting in low lit club type venues!

^this only seems to apply to the first image, just been looking through the rest of the gallery. But to me it seems like it has to do with different exposures or something along those lines.

Edit 2: Selective exposure and colour - shadow adjustments is my guess! Plus the colours are all very well balanced!

Last edited by Michael_Anthony; 08-20-2013 at 07:42 PM.
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 09-02-2013, 04:26 AM
ronfya ronfya is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 26
Re: Style of Erik Almas

I have seen Erik's DVD. He is first and foremost a good photographer who composes right & lights right.

In his DVD he fully composites & retouches the images hereunder.

Even though the images are stunning, in the DVD one can see it is merely the result of very tasty selective adjustments.

He selects one region he wants to tweak and applies always the same set of three adjustment layers on the selected area:

- one curve for contrast
- one curve for color balance
- one hue/sat for desaturation (mostly)

all just in normal blend mode !!

90% of his retouching is just that ... yet it is amazingly tasteful.

No need to get complicated ;-)


http://phlearn.com/wp-content/upload...e-1024x606.jpg
http://phlearn.com/wp-content/upload...1-1024x640.jpg
http://phlearn.com/wp-content/upload...s-1024x650.jpg
http://phlearn.com/wp-content/upload...l-1024x597.jpg
http://phlearn.com/wp-content/upload...e-1024x432.jpg
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 09-03-2013, 05:59 AM
Mike Needham's Avatar
Mike Needham Mike Needham is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 542
Re: Style of Erik Almas

Fair play, I have seen more than a few photographers work and I have to say the images he produces on a personal taste pov are just my cup of tea. Smashing locations are just the tip of the iceberg.
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 03-17-2014, 11:11 PM
mbphotos mbphotos is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 25
Re: Style of Erik Almas

He has one incredible library of stock images! I've been a fan for years now, since I got into photography, had the pleasure of meeting him (really nice guy, very helpful, honest).

Budgets. He gets paid to travel and shoot, so many of his photos are made up of #1 well composed shot/lighting/model/wardrobe #2 amazing location #3 amazing team/equipment and #4 amazing post production.


He just has an amazing eye and attention to detail. He's built a career off of it, but it didn't come overnight.
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 08-14-2014, 09:41 AM
Jun1990 Jun1990 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2
Re: Style of Erik Almas

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronfya View Post
I have seen Erik's DVD. He is first and foremost a good photographer who composes right & lights right.

In his DVD he fully composites & retouches the images hereunder.

Even though the images are stunning, in the DVD one can see it is merely the result of very tasty selective adjustments.

He selects one region he wants to tweak and applies always the same set of three adjustment layers on the selected area:

- one curve for contrast
- one curve for color balance
- one hue/sat for desaturation (mostly)

all just in normal blend mode !!

90% of his retouching is just that ... yet it is amazingly tasteful.

No need to get complicated ;-)


http://phlearn.com/wp-content/upload...e-1024x606.jpg
http://phlearn.com/wp-content/upload...1-1024x640.jpg
http://phlearn.com/wp-content/upload...s-1024x650.jpg
http://phlearn.com/wp-content/upload...l-1024x597.jpg
http://phlearn.com/wp-content/upload...e-1024x432.jpg
Thank you for sharing, that's really helpful!
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what about this style? hpja Photo Retouching 7 08-10-2012 07:24 AM
layer style help ohiojr Photoshop Help 2 03-14-2012 10:05 PM
old style photo albums alewek Photography 6 02-21-2012 04:13 PM
Help with style Hatty Photo Retouching 1 05-30-2011 07:44 AM
Impressionist plugin: Troubleshooting Cheryl H Photo-Art Resources 34 06-15-2009 11:13 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved