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  • frogstomper
    Anybody know how this awesome look is achieved?
    frogstomper
    I have been searching everywhere to find more information on how this photographer (Markus Schwarze) achieves the look in his street portraits.

    Here are a few examples...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wefwef/5189737197/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wefwef/50398...
    11-25-2010, 04:57 AM
  • jbb
    Anton Corbjin Look
    jbb
    Can anyone tell me how Anton Corbjin gets such dark and heavy tones in his work? I thought this could be achieved through contrast and curves but seems like he's onto something different. All of his shots have an dark feel to them, brilliant. If you look at the "blue section", I'm assuming...
    09-20-2010, 11:49 AM
  • softlight2111
    Alexander Babic - Bonneville - how is it done
    softlight2111
    Hello all,
    after only reading tons of threads on this phenomenal forum, I´ve got a question myself regarding the pictures of Alexander Babic taken at the Bonneville speedweek.
    I know he takes the pictures with a Hasselblad H3d 31 and uses additional portable flash, that you can see as...
    08-31-2010, 02:35 AM
  • superkoax
    Photographer Erwin Olaf very nice!
    superkoax
    By accident I came over this photographer! He is the Europes answer to Mr. Fiscus, but yet with a whole different feel! 70's retro style, even back to the 50's on what I can see! He is probably one of my favourties atm and the retouching is very good! Alot of dodge and burn, but at the same time the...
    03-22-2007, 04:39 AM
  • jbedford
    Erwin Olaf
    jbedford
    Hi everyone -

    I can't find a tool on RP that allows me to search for posts about Erwin Olaf's retouching technique, but would like to know if any of you can provide a bit of insight into achieving his 'look'. I've included an example below.

    There's a beautiful painterly...
    12-22-2012, 03:25 PM
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    Hello, i came across Bastiaan Woudt`s black and white portraits for awhile ago. I was very intrigued by them and did some research. It seems like his lighting is pretty straightforward with just one medium/large octa a bit off camera axis. So i think the key to his look is mainly in the post processing of the images. Does anybody got an idea how it`s done? I can see that there often are no true blacks. But i would appreciate if you guy/girls have some further input.

    I think this image is pretty representative of his look:
    http://www.bastiaanwoudt.com/works/n...t5t1zwulexswnq

    Here`s the link to the main site: http://www.bastiaanwoudt.com/works/

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    There are no true whites either. And I'd say a lot of dodge and burn to smooth out faces, clothes, backdrops, etc. (eliminating shadows) for that flawless smooth look. His work is very beautiful! Also, an awesome sensor with high dynamic rage, a great lens and a very big and diffused light source will give you the perfect starting point for this editing... if you try it with lesser equipment may end up not being able to get good contrast And smooth tones, that's my experience. O course it can be done, and we should do it anyway, hey, being poor should't stop our creativity hahah

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