Dragar Method?

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  1. Neuner

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    I did a search and surprisingly didn't find as much as I thought I would about this subject.

    I'm curious about the method Drakar uses for his photos. I don't want to copy it exactly but just educate myself on this process. I think it would be neat to have a subtle hint of his technique on some of my personal portraits.

    Thanks for the help,
    Neuner
     
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    Andrzej Dragan? Andrzej Dragan PHOTOGRAPHY

    Most folks seem to think it's mostly processing. Personally I think his lighting is what's important.
     
  3. Check ATN Central for a Draganizer action, it's under Image Enhancements. I'm not a fan, but maybe you can make it work...
     
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    Man, they both sure like specular highlights and rim light.
     
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    Sorry, yes I meant Dragan. A typo.


    Thanks for the links. I will study them.

    Yes I've heard of Dave Hill and he is alright. I grow tired of his images a lot more quickly.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    I looked at a bunch and they range from somewhat processed to not even close to the original.

    Starts with good lighting though.
     
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    I'd have to agree with that. Dragan's pictures stayed interesting, while Hill's got boring very quickly.
     
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    Do you think that involves a lot of light at very close angles to the face to really accentuate the wrinkles, shadows, and other flaws that he makes so prominent in so many of his portraits?
     
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    www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-create-a-andrzej-dragan-style-photo-in-photoshop-166860/ this should be helpful to you
     
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    Awesome - thanks for that!
     

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