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Old 04-28-2014, 05:32 AM
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Yet another skin question

Hey everyone. If you're not familiar with the work of Keith Selle, he's a very well known photographer in the alternative/tattoo model world. For the life of me I can't figure out how he gets skin tone and texture to look the way he does.

It doesn't look anything like the amateur gaussian/surface blurs you see all over the internet, and I doubt he's using anything as time consuming as frequency separation with micro level healing/dodging and burning because he pumps out 10 images in an hour sometimes.

He produces a smoothness that certainly doesn't look "real" but at the same time it works for him in a way that I've never seen it work before.

Take a look at these few images and I'd love to hear your comments:

https://scontent-b-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/...37587237_n.png

https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/...10540781_n.png

https://www.facebook.com/keithsellep.../photos_stream
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:55 AM
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Re: Yet another skin question

From what I can see at this resolution, the skin has zero texture and is a bit smudgey, looks like he's used imagenomic portraiture for a quick fix. I'm sure its no secret, you should email him directly
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:42 PM
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Re: Yet another skin question

yup, looks like filter retouching. Not bad though.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:55 PM
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Re: Yet another skin question

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From what I can see at this resolution, the skin has zero texture and is a bit smudgey, looks like he's used imagenomic portraiture for a quick fix. I'm sure its no secret, you should email him directly
It would be easier to tell for sure on a high res. I think the overall feeling of smoothness could be produced in a less destructive manner. I don't see anything special or new about the work. Many others have done similar work.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:03 PM
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It doesn't look anything like the amateur gaussian/surface blurs you see all over the internet,
Sorry but it looks exactly like the amateur blur you see all over the internet. Find yourself a new role model.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:06 PM
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Sorry but it looks exactly like the amateur blur you see all over the internet. Find yourself a new role model.
You're right. An internationally known and published photographer with 100+ covers is a terrible role model.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:37 PM
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Come on, look at this: https://scontent-b-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/...37587237_n.png

That's on par with some of the worst retouching I've ever seen on this site.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:38 PM
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And yet he has several best selling books and doesn't sleep on a futon. Go figure ;-)
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:44 PM
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And Justin Bieber sells millions of records. If only popularity equaled quality.
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:10 PM
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Mr. Bieber also doesn't sleep on a futon. Must be doing something right huh?
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