The Dave Hill Effect


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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. :think:
 

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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. :think:

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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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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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. :think:
Looks like some complex tone curves.

Try something like this to see if you can get close to what you want.
 

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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... :bsmilie:

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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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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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. :bsmilie:
 

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