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Is this done in processing?

 
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Jul 01, 2013 12:34 |  #1

Hi,
as I get more involved with my portraits and people photography, I would like to know how photographers get the colours the same ashere (external link).

Is this done in processing, is it because its done with primes or a combination of both?
I would really like to get my images close to this type, so any help gratefully received.

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Jul 01, 2013 13:32 |  #2

It actually has more to do with the right lighting. You could probably get those results pretty much straight out of the camera. I'm betting this shot was taken in the morning or early evening, with a slight overcast and probably using a little fill flash or reflectors. Otherwise, it's really not anything that would require significant post processing if shot correctly.




  
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Jul 01, 2013 14:09 |  #3

agreed, maybe keep the WB a bit on the warm side. but the right light is the key


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Jul 01, 2013 15:52 |  #4

just your typical wannabe jose villa look but done on digital. its the light, scene, and wb. the golden grass contributes to the skin tones a lot


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Jul 01, 2013 19:10 |  #5

First, there are different kinds of light image to image. The only real constant is the bride's dress. That's kind of a default for most wedding photographers. Next, is low contrast which contributes to the airiness.
And then bring the blacks down and the whites up so they are just touching the edge of the histogram.

Bride's skin varies from reddish to yellowish that probably has to do with a constant white balance that is overly influenced by the light - open shade or overcast or sunny. And there are all three kinds of light.

Not sure about camera model, but that can have some influence, especially with the varied lighting and what appears to be no fill flash.

If the image still looks too colorful slide vibrance and or saturation down a bit. Or, in addition to negative contrast you can pull clarity down a bit.
Finally, there is also a variety of character image to image. Enough that it may be that the photographer has a preset and just applied it to all the images and hoped for the best. :-)


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Jul 01, 2013 19:47 |  #6

I wouldn't be surprised if a photoshop action layer set to 10-20% opacity was used. I have countless actions at my disposal, but rarely would I use any fully. I believe that when delivering images to a client a certain degree of processing is absolutely necessary to all images - even if by just a slight amount. All images can use an artificial increase (or decrease) in either exposure, contrast, colour - all depending on the particular image to begin with. A very keen eye is required and a clear objective or direction is key to finalizing each and every image you deliver. Rational for processing can also be dictated by the need to isolate and give priority to an object.

Also, if you want to "lighten up" your pictures, you can tweak levels by pulling the shadows up globally.

Hopefully your monitor is calibrated. Absolute fine tuning can sometimes be wasteful if your screen is telling you a different story.


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Jul 03, 2013 11:11 |  #7

Many thanks for all your replies.

I have tried a few of the suggestions, and feel I am going in the right direction now!
Once again many thanks for taking the time to post.

Spence




  
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