Photographic Technique Question - Dream Like Quality

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    Hello!

    Does anyone know the photographic technique this photographer uses for her shoots? - elina kechicheva | Photographer

    The shots have vibrant but dulled colours and almost a misty haze. Very dream like. I have never been able to figure it out and I am in love the look!

    I think it has something to do with pushing ektar 100 to 400 and underexposing it by one stop in post but if anyone has any other ideas I would love to hear :)

    Thank you


     
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    Ask her.
     
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    I have, a few times. She has a reputation of mystery. Even asked her to sell me prints - still nothing.
     
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    Oh, that's unfortunate. Maybe a language barrier? If so, maybe Google translate the correspondence?
     
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    Just looking at them briefly on phone, I bet a film preset in software would be a good start. Alienskin Exposure X2 has a lot of them. Nikon has free software that has them too but the name of the software escapes me at the moment. The Nik collection?
     
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    It has to be more than a preset or custom effect. I'm sure it comes into play but the colours are so unique
     
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    Right. Select a preset then selective color, temperature, and tone adjustments. Here's the thing, in alienskin Exposure, which I use occasionally, gives you the ability to create your own presets. At this time, I only edit things like senior pics as an example. Most everything I do is in camera so I really can't help you much as I loathe editing.
     
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    Doubt you'll get a recipe card from her--or anyone else. Go into the kitchen and do some cooking yourself with the Nik Collection or VSCO plug-ins.
     
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    Yeah I plan to test my theory on how she shoots but would love all the help I can get from this forum !
     
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    Editing, composition, costumes and subjects aside I would say the key to her technique is...

    ...a smoke machine
     
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    not really... I think you viewed the first image and not her general style.
     
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    Ahh my mistake i thought the question was in reference to the linked image. I will look the rest over.
     

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