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    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.

  • #2
    Re: Style of Erik Almas

    Shoot into the sun.

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    • #3
      Re: Style of Erik Almas

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

      I wish I were this good.

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      • #4
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        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, 09:36 PM.

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        • #5
          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, 06:42 PM.

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          • #6
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            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

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            • #7
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              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.

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              • #8
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                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.

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                • #9
                  Re: Style of Erik Almas

                  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!

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