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20th of April 2006 (Thu), 19:22
I am looking to Post Process to Monochrome with the effect that
Seamus Ryan did on this photo of Prof. Phillip King.
Image from Seamus Ryan's Website....
Any suggestion helpful. Is it lighting or some other technique that
brings out such detail?. Thank you in advance
28th of April 2006 (Fri), 10:55
Im no expert but i would say that its gotta be strong lighting, and perhaps some sort of image burning??
29th of April 2006 (Sat), 16:38
there is an atricle about Seamus Ryan in Issue 39 'Digital Photographer' (Highbury Entertainment) but it does not talk too much about his technique when it comes to equiptment and lighting. Perhaps try and get a back issue of it?
29th of April 2006 (Sat), 18:18
It might be the format. This effect can be achieved by shooting medium format in a well lit studio with a small aperture.
Have you tried mimicing this effect by using the Channel Mixer in Photoshop?
30th of April 2006 (Sun), 14:25
I think I know which technique you mean.
Get your image..
Add a new layer..
Edit -> Fill (Pick 50% Grey, blending mode Normal, Opacity 100%)
Next: Filter -> Noise -> Add Noise and choose about 10% for Amount, Gaussian for Distribution and tick the Monochromatic box.
.. Black and white dots? Keep going..
Click in the Layers pallete and change the layer to Overlay. You can make the grain more 'coarse' by hitting Ctrl T and dragging out the corner handles. For an even more realistic effect, soften the grain using..
Filter -> BLur -> Gaussian Blur with a radius of 1px.
30th of April 2006 (Sun), 14:54
Completely mis understood, never mind me! That above effect makes a grainy/fast film effect.
30th of April 2006 (Sun), 20:48
Try "Dragan Monochrome" @ http://www.atncentral.com/download.htm
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