What did he do?

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  1. stigma

    stigma TPF Noob!

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    So after doing some browsing, there's a style of photography (post-processing really) that I've come to love and want to do. I need all the help I can get to help make my photos look like these photographers': www.jeremycowart.com and www.davehillphoto.com.

    They both have this HDR look to them, without having to use HDR. I don't know how else to describe it.

    Aside from lighting techniques, I'm more interested in the post processing that went into that using CS2. If you can tell me how to achieve that "look" then please do. Or, recommend me a teach-yourself website or a good book/article that I can buy.

    Thanks!
     
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    Looks like it's mostly the lighting they used, less so any photoshop magic. I've seen some pictures like that produced with no heavy editing.

    You'd have to mess around near dusk with a couple flashes. One pointed at the model, and one or two up at the building to fill and lighten the shadows up.

    Just a guess.
     
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    using 4 slave flashing 580EX Canon...




    he writes that under it so looks like what toasty death said
     
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    I just discovered this photographer from a friend. His photos have the same look as the one you posted.
    http://www.jeremycowart.com/

    Fairly amazing!!
     
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    The effect, from what I can gather, is underexposing a very bright and carefully lit scene. I'm working with very poor, improvised lighting on my d50, and can't get the same evenness to it. With brighter lights, it should just be a matter of time and practice.
     
  6. stigma

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    EXACTLY what I'm wanting to do with my photos. Any other pointers, people?!
     
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    Photography is all about light. Light Light Light.
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's a nice image. I like it too. It took some work.
     
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    Anymore help?
     
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    The Jeremy Cowart and Dave Hill image look very different to me. The first looks more like lighting, and at times the contrast and color are actually a little muted. The latter looks very much like post processing (in addition to good lighting), with high contrast and saturation to the point of looking like an illustration.
     
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    They are different in their own ways. But they do have an element in common: the element of their pictures being an "illustration". It has the "fake" look, if you will. Anyway, I know what I'm seeing. I want to know how to get my pictures there.
     
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    At http://www.davehillphoto.com/ there's a "behind the scenes" button on the bottom right o.t. screen. So you can see where he had his lamps and what was changed in post processing.
     

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