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    Hello, I want to, once and for all, break down the YERVANT technique! Who's with me here???
    My retouching experience isn't that good, but I want to find out what technique he use to retuchs his art-photos.
    Many people say: he uses lucis art plugin; he uses Nik software ColorEfexPro; he uses Topaz Adjust; but if is true I don't know how he combine them to finish his photos

    Hopefully that I will find out how YERVANT get the finish result, and people are more than welcome to write opinions about the YERVANT technique...

    Cheers to all!

    DANIEL

  • #2
    Re: Demystification of YERVANT

    it would be nice to know how he is )

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    • #3
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      Hi,
      You can see YERVANT work at www.yervant.com. He is the Master of wedding photography.
      I want to get knowledge of how he is getting the finishing of his photos.
      If anybody had a tutorage with YERVANT and can let us know about his techinque, would be highly appreciated.

      Regards

      Daniel

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      • #4
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        I dont see a general style, but a lot of different things, like black and white, sometimes vignetting, sepia.
        If you see a image that you find has the style you are after, post a link to that one.That would make it easier.
        There were to many links, albums and stuff on the site for me to figure out what style you ,meant.

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        • #5
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          His website is really annoying. He's selling his photoshop actions for $150 a pkg, and evidently the website software also.

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          • #6
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            well the reality is his photography is really good. vignette, soft focus on some images, and film grain

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            • #7
              Re: Demystification of YERVANT

              Originally posted by Steve13 View Post
              His website is really annoying. He's selling his photoshop actions for $150 a pkg, and evidently the website software also.
              I agree with the website design I had a hard time getting to the actual images.

              Also as others have stated I don't see a style in the retouch, I do see well composition, interesting, some "dave-hill-fiscus-esqued", composited photos.

              And as others said as well his photos are based on good shots.

              From what I'm seeing on most of the wedding photographers and on the quote I have here, most don't do too complicated retouch because the number of photos is restricting to do stuff to each manually.

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              • #8
                Re: Demystification of YERVANT

                Yervant sells his services for about $20K the mega package for each wedding. $20K... the hell!!! I would like to desmityficate that!!!

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                • #9
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                  Haha, yes, I second that.

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                  • #10
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                    One word MARKETING, did you see the studio? Looks like a high couture boutique. I imagine he not only goes by marketing but gives out interesting packages (and his photos are good too), sure he may not get all the bookings on the 20k mega package but its also there for marketing reasons.

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                    • #11
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                      I dont see anything that is so spectacular there. whats the big mystery?

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                      • #12
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                        This whole thread is YERVANT marketing, must be. YERVANT Self publicity. YERVANT. Why are the words YERVANT capitalized - as you said in terms of retouching there's nothing much going on there at all. …YERVANT.

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                        • #13
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                          most likely! what a dork, if you sign up as someone else and then pretend to post a thread making like someone wants to find out how you work your "magic" especially when theres no magic at all, thats pretty tasteless.

                          here, lets "de-mystify"

                          -shoot wide angle
                          -use lightroom
                          -use lr presets
                          -use lr vignette
                          -if in photoshop, overlay layers to block up the blacks and make too much contrast
                          -use gaussian blur layer set to overlay
                          -run std b&w or sepia conversions

                          there ya go. want it as an action? save your money ill make you one for free.
                          Last edited by garibaldi; 08-22-2009, 06:43 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Demystification of YERVANT

                            Originally posted by garibaldi View Post
                            most likely! what a dork, if you sign up as someone else and then pretend to post a thread making like someone wants to find out how you work your "magic" especially when theres no magic at all, thats pretty tasteless.

                            here, lets "de-mystify"

                            -shoot wide angle
                            -use lightroom
                            -use lr presets
                            -use lr vignette
                            -if in photoshop, overlay layers to block up the blacks and make too much contrast
                            -use gaussian blur layer set to overlay
                            -run std b&w or sepia conversions

                            there ya go. want it as an action? save your money ill make you one for free.
                            a bit brutal your reply...
                            His photos are good, and the retouching isn't out of the ordinary, but there's definitely something there at least compared to some "action fantastic" wedding photographers I've seen. This is from the gallery of photos I saw, and most likely for those special photos they took a little more time than just running the action. At least that's what I would do for my portfolio if I was in weddings, not to mention editing the group to the best or second best..

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                            • #15
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                              brutal is subjective. first look at danel popescu (Yervant or at least someone affiliated with him) new memeber, three posts ever, all having to do with yervant, all having a link to the website. come on! I didnt even think about it until mark pointed it out. makes perfect sense. So sure if youre gonna come in as a fake and try to trick people into thinking youre the bomb, then expect whatever comes flying back at you.

                              I honestly see nothing spectacular about his work. Since hes most likely fishing for attention and compliments, the website has no flow, its gimmicky, half the links are incomplete, and there is way to much crap and fluff all over it. the images are decently composed wedding shots sure, but thats kind of easy when your holding a camera above your head and shotting with a wide angle lens. as far as the post processing, its the typical stuff you often see. i feel like i see the same type of stuff over and over and over every month when that free issue of rangefinder magazine comes in the mail. the blacks are inky and loose, the contrast is overcooked, i dont know how to describe it. I jsut remember when i first learned photoshop and would take a layer and set it to overlay over and image and would see the same thing. I totally am biased, so forgive me. I just think its got a flair of cheesyness to it. I really am not into wedding photography, all those fkn bridezillas lol.

                              Also the action set he is selling, well, you can get the same stuff, and tons more if you buy the on one photo tools thing, they have all those one button effects if thats your bag. I just dont particularly care for them, one reason being that you can spot that stuff from a mile away. I normally wouldnt do this, but for the sake of this thread I will. heres a link to some west coast guy, dont ask me how I wound up with the link, but he does soem pretty cool wedding photography.

                              http://www.jeffnewsom.com/

                              Hes the only guy ive seen in my limited browsing of those kind of photographers that actually had a different fresh approach. Save the cheesy music on the site, and the gimmicky polaroid viewer, just look at the images, the color, the composition. Id rather see someone appreciate that kind of work. but thats just my opinion.

                              The only threads that ever caught my eye as far as discussions of a photographer or "demystify" was the christian schmidt one. his shit is cool.

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