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 Post subject: Dave Hill effect
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:03 am 
Hi,

I got a new role model: Dave Hill, http://www.davehillphoto.com

I'm really curious how to get this effect, the programs I work with are:
    Adobe Photoshop CS4
    Adobe Lightroom 2
    Photomatix


Are there some good tutorials on the net, does anyone got a view tips and tricks?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:32 pm 
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Didn't the guy do HDRs a lot?
Most of it looks like proper flash usage and extensive general postprocessing.

EDIT: check out all of the behnd the scenes footage: http://www.davehillphoto.com/bts/

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:06 pm 
just very good quality HDRs...


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:06 pm 
Citruspers wrote:
Didn't the guy do HDRs a lot?
Most of it looks like proper flash usage and extensive general postprocessing.

EDIT: check out all of the behnd the scenes footage: http://www.davehillphoto.com/bts/


that is what I need to know, the post processing. In the footage you only see the shoot.


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I just noticed your name, Puddingbroodje. Nice to meet you, I'm Citruspers :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:52 pm 
Wow, he's a young guy too. Nice stuff.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:16 pm 
Citruspers wrote:
I just noticed your name, Puddingbroodje. Nice to meet you, I'm Citruspers :lol:


Hi fellow Dutchman!
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Okey, I found out that the Dave Hill effect looks like a smooth version of a dragan(?) effect.
I tried this out and this is the result:
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Dragan effect?
You mean HDR with light haloing/poor light smoothing? ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:53 pm 
Citruspers wrote:
Dragan effect?
You mean HDR with light haloing/poor light smoothing? ;)


oke oke, but what do you think for the first attempt?


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Not my style...it reminds me too much of poorly done HDRs. I might like it with less haloing..the spotted lighting is pretty cool.

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