one of my clients has a pro-bono shooting coming up at the beginning of June that revolves around the look of Ancient Rome. I would like to offer my help in retouching the shots, alas, I find I'm having difficulties imagining what the final photos could look like and how to convey that "ancient" atmosphere.
I would be happy, if any of you could offer some suggestions: What kind of lighting would you use? What colors? High or low contrast? What about grain?
And can you think of any fashion photos from the 20th or 21st century that had a similar look?
Your help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
May 17 13 03:01 am Link
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Try watching the series 'Rome' HBO I believe or perhaps the movie 300.
Both have very different looks but you may get some ideas from there.
Good luck, cheers.
May 17 13 03:29 am Link
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
This is what comes to mind if I think ancient Rome http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c … A16979.jpg
But I'd summarize it with reduced color palette as you would see in traditional art.
All the movies that cover the subject well go for 2 or 3 main tones and mute the rest the tones they chose usually go with the mood of the movie.
May 17 13 05:39 am Link
Thank you very much. That sounds like a good idea.
May 17 13 06:03 am Link
Darren Green wrote:
Thank you for the suggestions. I have never seen the series "Rome" - probably should do so soon. The movie "300" is a bit too dark for my tastes, though. I think, I would prefer to go in a lighter direction... less aggressive, more sophisticated...
May 17 13 06:08 am Link
Cincinnati, Ohio, US
The TV series, Spartacus, might be better. Not as dark as 300, but does have muted tones, leaning on black and browns. However, the palatte still incorporates pastels when needed.
May 17 13 06:25 am Link
Stavanger-Sandnes, Rogaland, Norway
Painter Lawrence Alma Tadema specialized in scenes from the roman era. And he put great efforts into making details historically correct based on archeology and the knowledge in his time.
https://www.google.no/search?q=alma+tad … 76&bih=834
May 19 13 06:32 am Link
Duluth, Georgia, US
Nothing beats the real ancient paintings preserved in Pompeii.
http://www.amazon.com/Splendor-Roman-Wa … l+Painting
May 19 13 06:37 am Link