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Rudy RSPhotography

Posts: 202

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

dear i saw this i love the feeling of the softness how it is done
and is there any considerations to be taken prior the shooting

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid … 1200%2C800

Dec 19 12 06:16 am Link

Photographer

Photography by Sean

Posts: 145

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I saw a few Lightroom presets that gives effects like that. Don't know the exact names.

Dec 19 12 06:22 am Link

Photographer

The Signature Image

Posts: 12055

Gorham, Maine, US

Duplicate layer. Desaturate top layer. Reduce opacity around 50%. Add soft glow.

Should work.

Dec 19 12 06:27 am Link

Photographer

Dev

Posts: 310

Pleasanton, California, US

Just Google "Emily Soto".  It's much more than just Photoshop or LR.  She's an amazing photographer.

Dec 19 12 07:06 am Link

Photographer

alan Pickering

Posts: 114

Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom

its nothing special; a white grad from left... easy

Dec 19 12 07:18 am Link

Photographer

Innovative Imagery

Posts: 2815

Los Angeles, California, US

Shoot with appropriate clothing and soft light.  Extra layer with green and some reduced opacity, desaturate the original and add soft focus.

Dec 19 12 07:19 am Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

I think the color is mainly a matter of curves adjustments. Out of the camera, the original probably looked something like the bottom version here:

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/5332/colortt.jpg

Analyze the colors using the technique described here:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … st15855107

Dec 19 12 07:23 am Link

Photographer

Rudy RSPhotography

Posts: 202

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

white grad
appropriate cloth etc
it is a whole setup

can somebody put in perspective

Dec 19 12 07:25 am Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9166/parachuteq.jpg

Dec 19 12 07:27 am Link

Photographer

Robin Cordiner

Posts: 45

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Looks like it was shot wide open with either a 70-200 or maybe something like an 85mm as only the female is in focus.

The colour grading can be easily done with a few adjustment layers. Particularly the blue channel in curves.

Dec 19 12 07:39 am Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

These "How do I recreate this..." threads are often very short. Once Peano has contributed there is no need to comment any further.

Thank you, as always.

Dec 19 12 07:44 am Link

Photographer

Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4122

Alexandria, Virginia, US

Robin Cordiner wrote:
Looks like it was shot wide open with either a 70-200 or maybe something like an 85mm as only the female is in focus.

The colour grading can be easily done with a few adjustment layers. Particularly the blue channel in curves.

instead of being shot wide open, it looks to me more like an artificial blur of the background - artifacts from this seem to be visible in the right side of the background

Dec 19 12 07:46 am Link

Photographer

BTHPhoto

Posts: 6816

Fairbanks, Alaska, US

I'd suggest starting with the real thing.  I don't think photoshop techniques can make a model look that bored.

Dec 19 12 07:54 am Link

Photographer

Rudy RSPhotography

Posts: 202

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

thank you all and thank you peanoooooooooooooo

Dec 19 12 08:44 am Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

BTHPhoto wrote:
I'd suggest starting with the real thing.  I don't think photoshop techniques can make a model look that bored.

lol awesome.

Dec 19 12 08:53 am Link

Digital Artist

Andreea Cernestean

Posts: 495

Baia Mare, Maramureş, Romania

Michael Pandolfo wrote:
These "How do I recreate this..." threads are often very short. Once Peano has contributed there is no need to comment any further.

Thank you, as always.

There seems to be an endless supply of "How do you get this look?" threads here on MM. The answer is always curves & color grading. I'm surprised Peano hasn't grown tired of explaining the same thing a million times now.

Dec 19 12 11:07 am Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Andreea Cernestean wrote:
I'm surprised Peano hasn't grown tired of explaining the same thing a million times now.

In most cases I can just paste in the link to that same thread about cross-processing. If I had to go through that explanation every time, I wouldn't!

In this case I also wanted to try reverse-engineering the color ... just for fun.

Dec 19 12 11:52 am Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Peano wrote:
In most cases I can just paste in the link to that same thread about cross-processing. If I had to go through that explanation every time, I wouldn't!

In this case I also wanted to try reverse-engineering the color ... just for fun.

Oh come on now. Yes you would smile

You're the type of person that tries to reverse-engineer the color...just for fun.

Dec 19 12 11:58 am Link

Photographer

Chris Chua

Posts: 135

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Emily has tons of BTS videos on youtube. Watch how she shoots. In post, I believe she uses various layers, including gradients to create artificial flare.

I do the same. Sometimes I'll use a blank layer and paint in very low opacity (5-10%), using a complimenting color to bring down the contrast. Looks like she sells PS actions as well. You can always purchase and reverse engineer it.

Dec 19 12 12:39 pm Link

Photographer

Chuckarelei

Posts: 9562

Seattle, Washington, US

Michael Pandolfo wrote:
These "How do I recreate this..." threads are often very short. Once Peano has contributed there is no need to comment any further.

Thank you, as always.

Peano is Da Man.

Dec 19 12 01:07 pm Link

Photographer

Imageri by Tim Davis

Posts: 1431

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

You can get this look directly from your camera. Proper lens choice is key.

Dec 19 12 08:52 pm Link

Photographer

Rudy RSPhotography

Posts: 202

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

i dont know if it is 100% possible in camera i undestand near feel but not the same
after alot of research i ended up in two things.

1-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkiXrRw8Obg
Watch this video and learn.

better then preaching thank you. ( i guess that is why this forum is, and when you ask the teacher how it is done, he doesnt answer you well i explained this many times last year so go check with your old class mates WHAT EVER).

Any way
2-you can purchase from emily herself the ps actions
http://www.fashionactions.com/#!store/citr

Dec 20 12 09:34 am Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Imageri by Tim Davis wrote:
You can get this look directly from your camera. Proper lens choice is key.

Then share how.

Saying "it can be done in camera" doesn't help the OP or answer HOW to achieve the look. "Use the right settings, choose the right lens...and make sure the lighting is right" isn't a contribution. They already know it's a combination of pre and post work.

Telling us how you would achieve that look in camera would be helpful.

Dec 20 12 09:48 am Link

Photographer

ACPhotography

Posts: 8622

Plainview, New York, US

Imageri by Tim Davis wrote:
You can get this look directly from your camera. Proper lens choice is key.

No you can't... There's a vignette added, at least 2 color layers with masks plus an added circular gradient in the upper left to add some flare...

It's a cool look it needs to be shot right for the post processing to look right...

Dec 22 12 06:24 am Link

Photographer

Pantaleoni Photographer

Posts: 79

San Diego, California, US

Yet another approach ....

Select the back ground (and, duh, inverse to get the people).  Back ground to a second layer and play as you will with any/all of the techniques suggested.

Also, if you haven't tried it; stay in RGB, take the background (in this case) to its own layer and apply one of the Filters (try Pencil, for example).  Then reduce opacity (that's the bottom of the two you can fade) to where it looks 'right'.  Absolutely not what you asked, but it's fun.

You can then drive yourself completely insane by creating multiple layers of background(s) and applying a single filter to each.  Reduce opacity to each as you wish.  Hope that helps.

Dec 22 12 11:03 am Link

Photographer

Image Magik

Posts: 1068

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Pantaleoni Photographer wrote:
Yet another approach ....

Select the back ground (and, duh, inverse to get the people).  Back ground to a second layer and play as you will with any/all of the techniques suggested.

Also, if you haven't tried it; stay in RGB, take the background (in this case) to its own layer and apply one of the Filters (try Pencil, for example).  Then reduce opacity (that's the bottom of the two you can fade) to where it looks 'right'.  Absolutely not what you asked, but it's fun.

You can then drive yourself completely insane by creating multiple layers of background(s) and applying a single filter to each.  Reduce opacity to each as you wish.  Hope that helps.

I THINK I WILL JUST GO TAKE ANOTHER SHOT WITH MY CAMERA! lol

Dec 22 12 11:16 am Link

Photographer

Sonn

Posts: 338

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The funny part of this thread is you can buy the exact photoshop action she used on that picture from her website. It will tell you exactly what she did for $10.

I brought a few.

Every picture of mine i put them on they look terrible but it was a good way to learn her workflow.

Dec 22 12 08:55 pm Link

Photographer

Rudy RSPhotography

Posts: 202

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

lovely you see now we are talking
lovely work guys

Dec 24 12 02:45 am Link

Photographer

Velvet Paper Photo

Posts: 468

Lexington, Kentucky, US

Rud S6Photography wrote:
dear i saw this i love the feeling of the softness how it is done
and is there any considerations to be taken prior the shooting

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid … 1200%2C800

Behind the scenes video of this shoot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMbcPbVdXsQ

Feb 17 13 01:51 am Link