Discovering Techniques

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  1. markomni

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    It looks like a reasonably strong cooling Photo Filter Effects application. Something in the LBB or the 82-series, to get the tones to shift toward the too-cool range. That makes the darker tones (especially) look a bit bluish, almost like these were taken on 1970's Ektachrome.
     
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    Yes, I love the effect. It also helps cover up noise at indoor events. I'd love to create an action to apply it flexibly.

    Playing around now, it looks like some sort of cross process.
     
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    Looks like they basically compressed the tonal range, bumped the fill light slider a bunch, then came back in the the black point, then desaturated he photo a bit, then did a basic split tone, adding a sepia one to the highlights and and a cool blue tone to the shadows. It's a great look, and one that I use often as well.
     
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    Instead of worrying about manipulation techniques, why not concentrate on content? Are you American?

    To me these look just awful.
     
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    Am I on the right track here? Is there further direction I can be pushed?

    Is this all done in camera raw?

    straight from camera...
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    after attempting the changes listed above...
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    I'm just not sure if I like my result...
     
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    Am I American? What does that have to do with it? What is so awful about those photos?

    Don't speak your sharp tongue without explaining yourself, Sir.



    They aren't my photos, they are of a friend at her wedding. I'm simply mimicking results, as explained.
     
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    Content? They're wedding photos. Not much you'd be able to do. I think they look nice? :(
     
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    Derrel may have the answer at the very end. Use of a plug-in for Photoshop that duplicates the look of a particular film.

    skieur
     
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    I sure don't. Being a good photographer is not about 'techniques'; it's about being observant, prepared, and sensitive.
     
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    They don't look good. Forget trying to ape someone else's techniques.
     

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