Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > Erik Almas's DVD - anyone seen it yet?

Photographer

Encaptured Perfection

Posts: 222

Saint Catharines-Niagara, Ontario, Canada

Is it worth it?
I've Natalia Taffarel's, and Gry Garness. Is his up to par?

Thanks smile

Nov 07 13 07:48 am Link

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Robert Randall

Posts: 13842

Chicago, Illinois, US

Encaptured Perfection wrote:
Is it worth it?
I've Natalia Taffarel's, and Gry Garness. Is his up to par?

Thanks smile

Natalia isn't a photographer, I have no idea what Ms. Garness is, Eric Almas is one of the most successful photographers living today. I believe his videos discuss thought process and execution of some of his more memorable images. I have no idea what you shoot or where you want to go, but if you think that an inside look at the process of one of the better photographers alive today is worth a peek, I advise you to take a peek.

Nov 07 13 08:31 am Link

Retoucher

Han Sam

Posts: 149

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

I had bought his DVD. I like what he share experiment, discuss thought process and execution of some of his more memorable images. But if you looking for something like his post processing. I don't think you can find in his DVD smile

Nov 07 13 08:41 am Link

Digital Artist

Koray

Posts: 6688

Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

Nov 07 13 08:43 am Link

Retoucher

Sergretouch

Posts: 94

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

I also have this dvd, but still not looked his. As has been said - there is no much post-processing. More than ideology (how he think, what's shoot, how go from sourses to final image and more interesting things).

Nov 07 13 09:20 am Link

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Jakov Markovic

Posts: 1128

Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

Robert Randall wrote:
Natalia isn't a photographer, I have no idea what Ms. Garness is, Eric Almas is one of the most successful photographers living today. I believe his videos discuss thought process and execution of some of his more memorable images. I have no idea what you shoot or where you want to go, but if you think that an inside look at the process of one of the better photographers alive today is worth a peek, I advise you to take a peek.

Add to that *advertising smile

He's an amazing advertising photographer.

Note that Amy Dresser did a lot of his images.

I think his dvd is more of a great all rounder, Gry is the first one to see, than Natalia, then Carrie Beene

Nov 07 13 10:59 am Link

Photographer

Encaptured Perfection

Posts: 222

Saint Catharines-Niagara, Ontario, Canada

Thanks guys - I'm not looking for photoshop technique. Looks like ill get it. Hopefully it would help me learn how to see a location and imagine a composite out of what I see. Redoing existing composite with pre-provided assets from a DVD or a book is easier than dreaming one up from scratch...

Nov 07 13 11:33 am Link

Photographer

Dan OMell

Posts: 1335

Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia

awesome artist.
one of the interviews with him

Nov 07 13 02:20 pm Link

Photographer

Maxximages

Posts: 2043

Los Angeles, California, US

I have a copy and found it very inspirational.

His customer service is outstanding, I had a couple of questions about the equipment he uses. I emailed him and his staff got back to me the same day or next day with an answer.

Nov 07 13 08:06 pm Link