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Old November 24th, 2008, 02:42 AM
Jerome Love Jerome Love is offline
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Default Check this guy out.

Rian Flynn. He's been playing around with this technique for about a year now and I'm still not sure how he does it. Some of it I find interesting, others astounding and some meh. To me it looks like a mix of hdr and heavy PS post processing. Any ideas.

Here's his link.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 02:58 AM
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Most likely a NIK plugin!
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Old November 24th, 2008, 03:07 AM
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I'll look into that.

I did some research, and I was thinking something like Lucis Art.

This plugin has produced some discussion amongst photographers. What do you guys think of it? Is it photography?
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Old November 24th, 2008, 03:23 AM
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I agree, it looks like Lucis Art

[quote=JThis plugin has produced some discussion amongst photographers. What do you guys think of it? Is it photography?[/quote]

Ah, well that's another topic altogether.

I personally don't like it, it's seen everywhere nowadays. That's the problem with a plugin, the "look" is never original.

However, each to their own taste.

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Old November 24th, 2008, 01:29 PM
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Tim:
Absolute truth. I never really liked the idea of a plugin as your definitive look as a photographer. It simple terms, it's cheap.
That aside, it seems to be a developing trend especially among young (aka "crop photogs" wtf?) music (yes I'm getting specific) photographers. I guess what I'm saying is that their is a new market for it. What do we do about it?
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Old November 24th, 2008, 07:14 PM
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This style may be enhanced by a Photoshop plug-in but its origins are deeply in commercial ad photography for youth product/lifestyle campaigns (ex: music, drinks, clothing, etc.) This style of lighting, and compositing, began appearing 3-4 years ago, partly as an amped-up outgrowth of Jill Greenberg's lighting styles. It's now become rather passé --as such extremes so quickly do-- but youngsters mimic it because it's kewl.

Awesome, dude! ;)
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Old November 24th, 2008, 07:27 PM
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The movie "about me" explains it all ;-)
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Old November 24th, 2008, 07:38 PM
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Old February 10th, 2009, 01:47 PM
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Well... It's what's cool in these days... Wanna sell? Well, that's the way in tehse days, doing that kind of retouch. But don't forget the light set up. All the stuff looks very well illuminated with flashes. That's the trick at the very first step. After that, you have Colorefex 3.0 by Nik Software and also Photomatix to play around. Don't understimate L*a*b* color space as well :)
I don't have an step by step about this, but I've ahcieved similar results by using big amounts with the S/H adjustment fillter in PS :)

Hope this help :)

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Old February 10th, 2009, 01:49 PM
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And yeap, photomontage as well.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 02:14 PM
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i liked very much what rian fynn is doing...
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Old May 14th, 2009, 08:53 PM
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Hey everyone! My sister was searching the internet for crap about me and found this forum! :) thanks for the kind words about my work! I just noticed that a lot of people are thinking that i use plugins or HDR or something. I just use lighting and photoshop. sometimes my lights will be in the frame so i will light the subject and the background separately to give it a striking look. here is a before after photoshop example!

What do you think?
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After lighting the background and compositing the two shots together:

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Old May 15th, 2009, 12:22 AM
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Ryan,

Am delighted you have such a smart sister! We are the luckier for that!

Welcome again to OPF. This is exciting to have the ability to see something of process to delivering your vision and hence making the photograph you want. Did you use CS4 projection tool to copy back to the distance the floor tiles or did you just open it up in photoshop? Interesting that you have made or brought out glare/reflections behind him but repaired the large blowout in the front.

Excellent job of making the left and right front simple and clean. Rather a nice idea to go from blurred packed ordered complexity behind him to bare essentials in the foreground, putting him on show without distraction.

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Old August 7th, 2009, 03:41 AM
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Each subject is lit separately then mounted all together, and there are some HDR in few pics.
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Old August 23rd, 2009, 02:57 PM
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well this guy is alright....nithing to fall over. His photos look fake. Yes I agree when you guys say those preset filters are cheap. Then only presets I use are the ones I make myself in Light Room. :)
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