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Feb 02, 2017 20:44 |  #1

The photos on this site seem to match the site name, "dreamy". Do you think so?

Aside from the "digi art" in some of the photos, do you have any idea how "the look" is being achieved? As long as the photos are exposed properly in the first place, everything else has to be post processing, right?

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Feb 03, 2017 02:43 |  #2

Yep. It's called 'good lighting'. :D


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Feb 03, 2017 09:47 |  #3

AD Campbell wrote in post #18263323 (external link)
Yep. It's called 'good lighting'. :D

Have to agree. They're very well lit and skillfully post processed.

Not to mention good use of props/locations/posing​/very thin selective dof (dreamy)/makeup and hair/composition, etc.

Edit: Looking at her fine art work she has a passion for photo-manipulation, you can see the skills from this background carry over into the more recent photographic work.




  
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Feb 03, 2017 18:19 |  #4

DesolateMirror wrote in post #18263551 (external link)
Have to agree. They're very well lit and skillfully post processed.

Not to mention good use of props/locations/posing​/very thin selective dof (dreamy)/makeup and hair/composition, etc.

Edit: Looking at her fine art work she has a passion for photo-manipulation, you can see the skills from this background carry over into the more recent photographic work.

I agree. Lighting. Post processing. And props/locations/posing​/very thin selective DOF.

As for the DOF, do you think some of that has been enhanced during post processing?




  
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Feb 04, 2017 01:34 |  #5

KatManDEW wrote in post #18264008 (external link)
I agree. Lighting. Post processing. And props/locations/posing​/very thin selective DOF.

As for the DOF, do you think some of that has been enhanced during post processing?


Yes, not in all photos, but definitely enhanced/added in post for some.




  
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Feb 04, 2017 08:12 |  #6

DesolateMirror wrote in post #18264231 (external link)
Yes, not in all photos, but definitely enhanced/added in post for some.

Seems to me I remember seeing that the new Adobe CC collection has tools to enhance bokeh. Is that true?




  
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Feb 04, 2017 08:58 |  #7

Techniques for enhancing the amount of 'background blur' do exist (not 'bokeh' per se). One demonstration says, " If you don’t have a nice DSLR camera, or you have an existing photography that you want to add production value, this tutorial will show you how to achieve this soft/out of focus effect in photoshop." It first requires that you cut out the subject, then apply a Blur Gallery tool. Of course, it's not quite as simple as that, as there are some subtle techniques that are also applied

The linked website of OP uses a 'green screen' technique to isolate the subjects during shooting, and then puts the subjects onto a variety of artificially added backgrounds during postprocessing. There are some with superimposed foreground elements as well, and I do not know how those are achieved.

And, as one reply infers, 'good lighting' has to be employed to illuminate the green screen as uniformly as possible, and have NO SHADOWS from the subjects fall upon the green screen!


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Feb 04, 2017 09:42 |  #8

Wilt wrote in post #18264357 (external link)
Techniques for enhancing the amount of 'background blur' do exist (not 'bokeh' per se). One demonstration says, " If you don’t have a nice DSLR camera, or you have an existing photography that you want to add production value, this tutorial will show you how to achieve this soft/out of focus effect in photoshop." It first requires that you cut out the subject, then apply a Blur Gallery tool. Of course, it's not quite as simple as that, as there are some subtle techniques that are also applied

The linked website of OP uses a 'green screen' technique to isolate the subjects during shooting, and then puts the subjects onto a variety of artificially added backgrounds during postprocessing. There are some with superimposed foreground elements as well, and I do not know how those are achieved.

And, as one reply infers, 'good lighting' has to be employed to illuminate the green screen as uniformly as possible, and have NO SHADOWS from the subjects fall upon the green screen!

Thank you very much for the reply. So you think some of the photos on that page were taken with a green screen? I wouldn't doubt that...




  
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Feb 04, 2017 12:15 |  #9

Check out the works of Jessica Drossin and Lisa Holloway. Both create images that would fit the 'dreamy' kind of look. They're partly created with good light captured in camera then they have some amazing editing added to finish them off.


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Feb 04, 2017 13:54 |  #10

BlackBull wrote in post #18264496 (external link)
Check out the works of Jessica Drossin and Lisa Holloway. Both create images that would fit the 'dreamy' kind of look. They're partly created with good light captured in camera then they have some amazing editing added to finish them off.

Thank you. I will check it out.




  
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