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Help with Marco Grob BW male skin structure

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Old 11-18-2014, 07:11 AM
michaelbs michaelbs is offline
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Re: Help with Marco Grob BW male skin structure

I know that cameras, lighting and subject all have a large saying but I was needing advice in terms of getting shiny, metallic skin that allows the shape of the face to come through.
I got advice (Flashtones) about contouring but I am lacking the shiny/metallic part.
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:47 AM
Flashtones Flashtones is offline
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Re: Help with Marco Grob BW male skin structure

my advice wasn't really about shading or contouring, it was about putting sufficient contrast in the skin via lighting, optics and post processing. gotta get the highlights bright enough.

did you look at the larger image at 100%? still not shiny enough? then it needs more localized contrast. should it have come from lighting, optics or post processing? yes, all of the above.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:06 PM
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Re: Help with Marco Grob BW male skin structure

It is a variation on the Draganizer method that was popular many years back, in this variation, it is less heavy handed as in the original method, here, it was applied in B&W.

If you turn this into B&W, you will come close.

Look up Draganizer effect, there are even actions to do it, here is one

This is the guy that gets or deserves the credit for all this ANDRZEJ DRAGAN
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