How to accomplish this look

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  1. 4thirds_dude

    4thirds_dude TPF Noob!

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    I was looking around on Model Mayhem and ran across this image in one of the model's portfolios... I really liked the was this was processed and was wondering if anyone knew how this particular look was accomplished. :???:

    I think it's a combination of partial desaturation and dodging certain skin areas...am I on the right track? Any help appreciated, as I think this would be a good look for some of the portraits I'm going to shoot in the near future. Thanks!

    http://modelmayhm-1.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/090105/00/4961cafc69f57.jpg
    Model's page (to give proper credit): http://www.modelmayhem.com/pics.php?id=1019451
     
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    SrBiscuit TPF Noob!

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    to attain that look...i would:
    add HEAVY vignette.
    desaturation to taste.
    alter hue slightly to add the green tint (or if it was shot with a gel, tint change might not be needed).

    like i said...thats how i might try to get that look...other ideas exist im sure (and they may be much better :D)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I changed the image to a link, as per forum rules.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Rather than looking first at the processing...look at the lighting.
     
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    Big Mike, I'm not what you would call a "lighting expert", but to me this looks like it could be one of several things:

    (1) Beauty dish with some kind of gel over it, shot almost straight on, but above eye level, then maybe a boom for a hair/background light, or...
    (2) A single silver umbrella (camera left, maybe 7 ft high), reflector (camera right), backdrop light on a boom (?), then some PS for the hue/tint

    Do either of these sound plausible?

    P.S. Oops, sorry about the link/image thing. Tried to give proper credit, but wasn't sure how. Thanks for clarifying. :)
     

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