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Official BeyondUnreal Photography Thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BillyBadAss, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. das_ben

    das_ben Concerned.

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    [SCREENSHOT]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4895190145_ca958b7756_o.jpg[/SCREENSHOT]

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    First and third shot from the flooded Spree river, second and fourth from the previously flooded Nei├če, which marks the border between Germany and Poland.
     
  2. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    The raw file would probably help out a lot. The photos was underexposed and there where more than a few different colored light sources which is causing the blue/purple color cast on his face. IMO it isn't worth keeping it in color because it doesn't look natural or cool at all. Crotale's attempt is pretty good but still underexposed quite a bit and as you can see the colors get all strange looking.

    This is a tough photo to do. I thought I would chime in a different approach to the same photo. I processed your JPG through ACR 6.0. I added grain to the shot because i like it in B&W photos. By all means this is just one possible processing technique.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Crotale

    Crotale _________________________ _______________

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    That is simply great.

    You know, I actually started on a B&W version myself when I was working on it earlier but ran out of time. As for the color version, I wanted to blow it out a lot more, but was unsure how bright RJ would want to go.
     
  4. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    Woa, that looks fantastic Mike! BW conversion is black magic :D

    If you don't mind me asking, what exactly is the process? Do you just convert to convert to greyscale, turn up the contrast and add a little noise? Or is there more to it?
     
  5. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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  6. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    The RAW conversion went a lot better! Lots more detail in the eyes and hair. A neat little trick if your worried about noise and getting too many hotspots is to use the brightness slider in ACR instead of the exposure. You will have to compensate with the contrast slider in order to keep the image from getting washed out.

    I use two different methods of doing a BW conversion in RAW. You can simply push the saturation slider down to -100 for a smooth looking conversion or you can go into the HSL/Grayscale tab and click "convert to grayscale" for an edgier look. Feel free to move the color sliders around for some really strange looking conversions. Things really look weird if your model has freckles and you start to mess with the Red, Orange and Yellow sliders. Try it!

    I put the tone curve on "strong contrast" to give it a little extra pop. I also added a yellow color tint in the shadows for a warmer feel. Noise was added once imported into PS. I like my own noise actions than the ones in ACR. Lastly I added a Post Crop Vignette. Most people go for the normal lens vignette but I like the extra control I get from the post crop vignette in ACR.


    It looks like you may be editing in ACR 4.6 so I dunno if you be able to use an xmp file from ACR 6.0. Here is the xmp anyways:

    http://michaelbrinkerhoff.com/BU/julian.xmp
     
  7. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    How do I update my ACR? I'm using CS5.

    edit: huh, it says Camera Raw 6.0 at the top of my window.

    I do like how that looks, though I like what you did with the first conversion better. The white is much stronger. It looks really cold, or something. Either way, BW processing certainly is interesting. Maybe I should look a little more into it when I have photos that don't quite work in colour :)
     
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  8. pine

    pine Official Photography Thread Appreciator

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    FWIW I agree.

    < photography/art n00b though
     
  9. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    Meh, I like the first shot the best, to hell with "underexposed."

    Does that imply the room is actually brighter than the photo makes it appear? I think the photo looked pretty accurate, and all the attempted changes just made it look worse, apart from Rambo's final edit.

    F it.
     
  10. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    The photo was underexposed. I forced my camera to work at quicker shutter speeds to avoid blur.
     
  11. BillyBadAss

    BillyBadAss Strong Cock of The North

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    My version of Rambo's shot.

    [​IMG]

    I didn't know how to feel about his eye being so dark. I didn't like making it too light as you loose too much detail in his face.:hmm:
     

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  12. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    I don't know BBA. If you're going to make it BW, you might aswell go all the way like Mike did. I think your version just looks like a generic "I suck at photography, so here's a photo of me in BW" photo. And you see those EVERYWHERE on sites like Facebook, and it's stupid as hell. Mike's BW process is a lot more than that, and that's what I like about it :)
     
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  14. M.A.D.X.W

    M.A.D.X.W Active Member

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    Here's my version.
    I pushed up the contrast and really enhanced the blue tones.
    It turned out really great I think. The exposure is perfect. And the subtle effects really add to it.
    [​IMG]
    It only took like 3 hours as well.
     
  15. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    Best photo in the thread!
     
  16. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    Art, ladies and gentlemen.
     
  17. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Hey! This guy has become the new Igoy!
     
  18. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    Igoy by force.
     
  19. theabyss

    theabyss No One Here Gets Out Alive

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    The first time M.A.D.X.W actually made me :lol:

    Hm...I wonder what would happen if you combine both into one single....ahhhhhh....
    ....Holy Goddamn Batman its Jimi Hendrix!

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Dude....






    :lol: Seriously.
     

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