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    Anybody tried post-processing to accomplish effects similar to the following artist...

    http://www.davehillphoto.com/

    I've been at it for weeks and can't even come to anything remotely similar. Is it HDR? Or what....looks natural, but at the same time fantasy-like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantasia View Post
    Anybody tried post-processing to accomplish effects similar to the following artist...

    http://www.davehillphoto.com/

    I've been at it for weeks and can't even come to anything remotely similar. Is it HDR? Or what....looks natural, but at the same time fantasy-like.

    Looks like Lucis Art, a PS Plugin. But I may be wrong.

    You may want to have a look at these links:-

    Lucis Art Website

    Samples using Lucis Art
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    should be lucis art

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    You mean something like this, taken last night at the RDA Ball:


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    Quote Originally Posted by eastwest View Post
    You mean something like this, taken last night at the RDA Ball:

    hmmm.. so how did you do it? plugin? or HDR?

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    If you google "Dave Hill" you will find lots of workflows to achieve something close to Dave Hill's style. I don't have the link to the good one at my computer here but I do at home and will post the link when I get home later.

    No HDR or downloaded action used - have recorded my own action for most of the workflow though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantasia View Post
    Anybody tried post-processing to accomplish effects similar to the following artist...

    http://www.davehillphoto.com/

    I've been at it for weeks and can't even come to anything remotely similar. Is it HDR? Or what....looks natural, but at the same time fantasy-like.
    Looks like some complex tone curves.

    Try something like this to see if you can get close to what you want.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 6th May 2007 at 01:57 PM.

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    Yeah i think something to that effect...tho for yours the highlights seem just abit too high. I tried a couple of methods found on the web as well..eg. using highpass filters....but it just doesn't seem to get the tones as found on dave's photos.

    Took a look at lucisart as well...but preferably can achieve the effect without proprietory plugins...for better control as well as lower cost...

    Quote Originally Posted by eastwest View Post
    You mean something like this, taken last night at the RDA Ball:


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    It's going to be impossible to achieve something close to Dave Hill unless you've got similar lighting set-ups and spend a major amount of time in post-production. If you look at the Behind the Scenes stuff, he uses a great deal of professional lighting to get the right raw image before it's extensively processed. Mine took 2 mins so I reckon it's a pretty good compromise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastwest View Post
    It's going to be impossible to achieve something close to Dave Hill unless you've got similar lighting set-ups and spend a major amount of time in post-production. If you look at the Behind the Scenes stuff, he uses a great deal of professional lighting to get the right raw image before it's extensively processed. Mine took 2 mins so I reckon it's a pretty good compromise!
    Agree with you ew. The photos of Dave Hill are a combi of lighting, photography skills and post processing. The first 2 is achieveable. For the last one, unless he revealed what is his post processing steps, one can only get close, but not similar to what he has.

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    i think Draganizer effect is closer to dave hill's effects.

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    any draganiser effect workflow to share?
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    first try.. not successful i think :laugh:


    original


    what do u think?
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    i personally tried it out a lil and found that it doesn't really work for all photos.. and there's a lotta tweaking in the settings involved.. i don't even dare post mine.. :P

    ykgen, comparing yours with those that i've seen around.. i think you adjust the settings further.. maybe higher saturations and selected areas that are brighter.. hope i dun sound to abstract because i'm not sure of exact settings as well..

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    can someone gimme the direct URL to the download link?

    i mean, i went to that site and looked for the jim lewis version of draganizer, but there aint rite?

    correct me if i'm mistaken...

    thanx

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    true.. how33.. the process was quite painstaking.. i ran out of patient after several try.. sigh..
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    Dave Hill's works reminds me of photographers in the 19th century and early 20th century where specific takes were overlaid on each other to produce a composite.

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    Personally i find the dragnizer effect abit dark and gloomy...not really like dave hill's, which really emphasize on the highlights to give a really unreal but natural effect.

    I think your best bet at the moment is probably to check out flickr and search for "dave hill". There's a group there that manage to get pretty good results with high pass filter in PS. But that again, i tried their work flow as well without getting anything decent.

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    my try -


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