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11/18/2006 09:30:05 AM · #151
Julie, that photo has 2 320w studiomax II strobes on each side of me and theyre up i'd say mm 7ft or so angled down on the shoulders and slightly behind me angled forward to put light onto my shoulders. Then to emulate a ringflash since i dont have one, i put a 160w studiomax light about 5ft high and made it so it was projected evenly on my face. the camera was positioned right below the front light. lol the reason why all the test shots are the same position is cuz i cant get a full body shot because my cable release is only like 5ft long
11/18/2006 09:37:58 AM · #152
Originally posted by BoBaLLoOo:

Julie, that photo has 2 320w studiomax II strobes on each side of me and theyre up i'd say mm 7ft or so angled down on the shoulders and slightly behind me angled forward to put light onto my shoulders. Then to emulate a ringflash since i dont have one, i put a 160w studiomax light about 5ft high and made it so it was projected evenly on my face. the camera was positioned right below the front light. lol the reason why all the test shots are the same position is cuz i cant get a full body shot because my cable release is only like 5ft long

Joe,
Say hello to your brother, Jean Claude Van Damme for me.
;-)
11/18/2006 12:05:20 PM · #153
Originally posted by BoBaLLoOo:

Julie, that photo has 2 320w studiomax II strobes on each side of me and theyre up i'd say mm 7ft or so angled down on the shoulders and slightly behind me angled forward to put light onto my shoulders. Then to emulate a ringflash since i dont have one, i put a 160w studiomax light about 5ft high and made it so it was projected evenly on my face. the camera was positioned right below the front light. lol the reason why all the test shots are the same position is cuz i cant get a full body shot because my cable release is only like 5ft long


Thanks, good info. You did a good job.
11/18/2006 06:59:08 PM · #154
haha thats really me, i'm a sophomore at Indiana University, last year in the dorms everyone called me Jean Claude Van Damme! other than that and on dpchallenge thats the only time i've ever been called that...weird haha!
11/18/2006 07:24:21 PM · #155
Originally posted by BoBaLLoOo:

haha thats really me, i'm a sophomore at Indiana University, last year in the dorms everyone called me Jean Claude Van Damme! other than that and on dpchallenge thats the only time i've ever been called that...weird haha!


You can't blame us, we're PHOTOGRAPHERS and we notice these things. I spent half an hour googling after you posted the lighting info, seeing if I could "prove" you were really JCVD, and I actually came to the conclusion you may NOT be. How does that make you feel?

My advice to you? Send this picture to him and seek employment as his double for the movies. Make a few bucks while you're young & beautiful :-)

R.
11/18/2006 07:39:01 PM · #156
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11/18/2006 08:57:51 PM · #157
A lot of those look great, some look like he is trying to over compensate a bit.

It looks like selective over sharpening to me.

If you mess around with different layers having different unsharp mask settings you can kinda see this start to happen, then you can play with blending modes.

I agree, his lighting is superb and the main reason his images look the way they do.

Message edited by author 2006-11-18 21:07:08.
11/18/2006 09:42:30 PM · #158
Sheesh!

Look in Portfolio 3...top row 3rd image...that's an example of what I would call bad judgment.

Then, you look at the 5th image and it represents brilliance to me. That image makes me wish this dude would want to work with me. Well, many of his images do. But, that one is superb. So simple and so strong. Love the lighting!


11/18/2006 09:58:13 PM · #159
Originally posted by BoBaLLoOo:

haha thats really me, i'm a sophomore at Indiana University
hey! i went there a million years ago! where did you live? i was an ra in willkie for a year. :)

anyway, welcome aboard.
11/18/2006 10:02:42 PM · #160
Originally posted by BoBaLLoOo:

haha thats really me, i'm a sophomore at Indiana University, last year in the dorms everyone called me Jean Claude Van Damme! other than that and on dpchallenge thats the only time i've ever been called that...weird haha!


Random. My two friends/business partners just got out of U of I and moved here (los angeles).

They were in the computer science/programming/web development/graphic design classes lots. I don't know their exact majors. I should ask once they take off the headphones for a break.

Mike Retrum or Zach Wyckoff ring any bells?

Message edited by author 2006-11-18 22:03:09.
11/18/2006 10:04:28 PM · #161
Originally posted by arefuge:

Random. My two friends/business partners just got out of U of I and moved here (los angeles).


"IU." say it with me. "IU." :P U of I is the next state over. :)
11/18/2006 10:07:21 PM · #162
and just so i don't totally hijack the thread, i'll post this in case anyone here doesn't know about it:

draganizer

and it's free. so neener neener.
11/18/2006 10:20:50 PM · #163
Originally posted by muckpond:

Originally posted by arefuge:

Random. My two friends/business partners just got out of U of I and moved here (los angeles).


"IU." say it with me. "IU." :P U of I is the next state over. :)


haha. yes, IU.
11/19/2006 12:10:36 PM · #164
gosh i gotta get caught up

bear: lol is JCVD even still making movies?
muckpond: haha yea I know willkie! Last year I lived in foster, this year I live across from city hall across from kirkwood, thats funny and thanks I've had a dlsr for a while now but I just recently switched over from film 100% so i'll hopefully be here to stay

arefuge: I agree with you on what you say about his shots..I think most people (me included) see his photos and focus so much on the effect of the image rather than the composition and subject, alot of his shots are almost digicam-ish in their randomness and composition but they're a million times cooler because you're so dumbfounded by the style. The name Retrum sounds familiar, ask them when you get a chance what their major is because mine's informatics which we should have some classes that overlap

I'm gonna take some more shots and work on the lighting a little more today and see if I can pull anything cooler out of it, any suggestions? and arefuge thanks for the suggestion on the usm layers I'll give that a look at too I hadn't thought of that before!
11/24/2006 12:58:38 AM · #165
Inspired by the work of Dave Hill. Might be a little too cartoon-like.

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Feedback would be greatly appreciated!
12/18/2006 01:27:25 AM · #166
Do you guys think this looks close?

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12/18/2006 01:30:55 AM · #167
[quote=prizo] Do you guys think this looks close?

I like it....so what were your PP steps?
12/18/2006 02:01:41 AM · #168
Haha... so many that there is no way I could duplicate it. I could come close but not the same.

It was 2-3 hours of work. Most of that was taken up by close attention to Dodging & Burning. Also some highpass sharpening, selective desaturation and contrast boosting using the green channel.

Unfortunately its ISO 800 or 1600 (cant remember) so its quite noisy. Noise dosent suit this style well.

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12/18/2006 11:59:13 PM · #169
Ok another try. I dont have any real lights so this is just 1 250w construction lamp.
What so you people think of this?

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12/20/2006 05:54:52 PM · #170
What you think about this one ?
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12/22/2006 03:00:42 AM · #171
There are LucisArt discounts available. See my free ezine for LucisArt-related tutorials and examples.

Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:



DHP is Differential Hysteresis Processing it is also used in scientific imaging. The plug in from the above link is for PS it will let you mess with it but you can't apply it to the image without buying it. Looks cool but $170 is kinda pricey.

12/28/2006 08:38:43 PM · #172
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Pretty cool filter as you can use Wyclef to extract more detail from your image and fade it. Above is my attempt with the LucisArt filter.

Message edited by author 2006-12-28 20:45:56.
12/28/2006 08:57:55 PM · #173
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by JulieG:


To me this looks the closest to his style. What lights did you use? One on each side, slightly behind face?


Unless he has access to Jean Claude Van Damme as a model, I doubt he did the lighting...

R.


Oh c'mon Bear :)....ye of little faith - as much as the bloke does look like he's been making good use of the protein shakes, he doesn't look that much like JC.

Good job on the lighting though Boballooo
12/28/2006 08:59:35 PM · #174
those are just amazing! wow...what an opprotunity and the time he spends....wow
12/29/2006 10:30:43 AM · #175
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Gave a shot at processing with the LucisArt plug-in. It is a cool tool.
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