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Fotographer

Posts: 3

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

hi how do i edit the photos to achieve cinematic tones for my photos

Nov 06 12 10:14 am Link

Photographer

Redcrown

Posts: 164

West Des Moines, Iowa, US

Here is a list of almost 1,000 opinions. Some good, most bad, but it's all there:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/sho … ?t=1094897

Nov 06 12 10:39 am Link

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Gulag

Posts: 1253

Duluth, Georgia, US

Perhaps it has more to do with proper lighting at the capture stage.

http://youtu.be/6sWdXYEGFI4

Untitled (The Madison) 2007 - Gregory Crewdson
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4118/4915392332_8147e0b898_b.jpg

Nov 06 12 01:04 pm Link

Photographer

Terrell Gates

Posts: 1042

Santa Fe, New Mexico, US

The basic lighting needs to be good... I use Photoshop to get the image looking the way I want it...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121106/10/509956be7d330.jpg

Nov 06 12 01:15 pm Link

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SquareCats

Posts: 46

Long Beach, California, US

mshi wrote:
Perhaps it has more to do with proper lighting at the capture stage.

http://youtu.be/6sWdXYEGFI4

Untitled (The Madison) 2007 - Gregory Crewdson
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4118/4915392332_8147e0b898_b.jpg

his work is very good but his work is a composite of many shots and a lot of photoshop. maybe not the best example for getting it right in camera.

Nov 06 12 01:42 pm Link

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Ruben Vasquez

Posts: 3115

Puyallup, Washington, US

Shoot landscape orientation with semi-hard, three point lighting (one key, one kicker and one background). In Photoshop, make a curves adjustment layer and select the blue channel. Raise the shadows up and lower the highlights. In the green channel, raise the shadows about half way as the blue channel to push the shadows more towards cyan. Viola! One very popular cinematic color grade amongst many.

Nov 06 12 01:42 pm Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12117

Tampa, Florida, US

Maybe this will help...from one of our very own.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/education/po … ually-done

Nov 06 12 01:49 pm Link

Photographer

Gulag

Posts: 1253

Duluth, Georgia, US

SquareCats wrote:
his work is very good but his work is a composite of many shots and a lot of photoshop. maybe not the best example for getting it right in camera.

I chatted with Gregory back in 2009 and he said he likes to get everything in his image tack sharp. To achieve that, he uses focus stacking technique with help of photoshop. But his storytelling is mostly achieved by using cinematic lighting.

Nov 06 12 02:08 pm Link

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KMP

Posts: 4834

Houston, Texas, US

Fotographer wrote:
hi how do i edit the photos to achieve cinematic tones for my photos

You might read this.  MM just put it out...

http://www.modelmayhem.com/education/po … ually-done

Nov 06 12 03:08 pm Link

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Shoreline Pictures

Posts: 94

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

These 2 were shot minutes apart at the same location. The day shot used a diffused speedlight as fill from the left. The day for night shot used the same speedlight as a strong key light. The sun backlight was the same for both. The post production was just working with tonal values and color for the two looks.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121028/20/508df53810cd3_m.jpg

Nov 06 12 03:56 pm Link

Photographer

Tim Foster

Posts: 1758

New York, New York, US

Lighting. There is no Photoshop in cinema.

Nov 06 12 04:27 pm Link

Photographer

SquareCats

Posts: 46

Long Beach, California, US

Tim Foster wrote:
Lighting. There is no Photoshop in cinema.

false.

Nov 07 12 02:11 pm Link

Photographer

Wye

Posts: 10559

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tim Foster wrote:
Lighting. There is no Photoshop in cinema.

You're joking.. right?

Nov 07 12 03:05 pm Link

Photographer

Fotographer

Posts: 3

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgkw/8128894843/


How do u all edit photo to look like this

Nov 07 12 08:06 pm Link

Retoucher

Alexey Adamitsky

Posts: 226

Minsk, Minsk, Belarus

Wye wrote:

You're joking.. right?

That's what I wanted to say. There is a lot of post production done to footage before any video or movie is released.

Nov 07 12 10:45 pm Link

Photographer

Escalante

Posts: 5367

Chicago, Illinois, US

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teoSDTJDjF4


Pay close attention at 2:55 ...

Nov 07 12 11:00 pm Link

Photographer

Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

Posts: 2

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Fotographer: I'm TGKW; the link you posted is to my shot.

I explain all that I'm prepared to about my postprocessing techniques on this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgkw/5997207563/

Hope that's helpful.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6843638380_5656e91f77_b.jpg
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6210/6116641765_7f8a30bab6_b.jpg

Nov 08 12 11:15 am Link

Photographer

Fotographer

Posts: 3

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

thanks..tommy...l love your photos...please carry on your great works...

Nov 08 12 07:28 pm Link

Retoucher

Retouch007

Posts: 403

East Newark, New Jersey, US

Very good tommy and different.

Nov 08 12 08:57 pm Link