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James Bond-esque

Discussion in 'Formal Portraits and Weddings' started by shanelu87, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. My friend wanted to have a James Bond theme when he got picked for Homecoming Court for our university, so I applied some nitty gritty Dave Hill effect to his portrait. This was done all without Lucis Art, and shot with sun and one strobe. CC Appreciated.

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  2. srwatters


    Feb 27, 2006
    Plano, TX
    Love it!

    Well executed and conceived.
  3. Nchesher


    Jul 7, 2006
    Love it. Awesome.
  4. Way cool photo. Would like to see the eyes, but this is a nice photo.
  5. TCMony


    Jul 20, 2006
    McDonough GA
    This turned out excellent. He could pass of as a "00" very neat.
  6. drdrew


    Dec 28, 2007
    right on!
  7. Nikhe


    Oct 8, 2006
    I really like it!
    Perhaps a bit to much contrast on the face though?
  8. hellogan


    Nov 26, 2007
    very nice effect. was this done through actions in photoshop?
  9. Great lighting there. Was there a soft box on the right and another light with a reflector on the left?
  10. Thanks for all the comments! Hellogan, to answer your question, this was done through the ACR Camera RAW window, I changed the vibrance, saturation, contrast, etc. THen I dodged and burned some other areas.

    Nathan, it was just a straight strobe at 1/1 power. A softbox wouldn't give the hard light and also wouldn't provide enough power.
  11. Looks great!

    I think I would have done about 2 minutes of face work before I applied my effect.

    I think it would be a little cleaner photo.(Look how clean the hand is.) The high contrast in the face really makes his imperfections (bumps) stand out.

    Fix those first, then add the effect you get the "edgy" look without the imperfections jumping out at you.

    Just my .02 Nice Work!
  12. Thanks for the advice, Tim! I will try that next time. The sky was perfect, so we went to the roof of my tower to try to catch some of the blue. It came out very well considering the clouds were moving in fast.
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