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Help on identifying image filter

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by vash, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. vash

    vash New Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I hope you are all doing well.

    I have attached a photo. Does anyone know how to get that sort of image look. I am not sure if this is a preset or an ND filter.
     

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  2. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    If the shot was well exposed to begin with I would say it probably didn't need a lot of processing. Maybe a bit of contrast/clarity, reduce the saturation slightly.
     
  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    It has taken something like 20 attempts to get at this post, forum troubles, but I’m a sucker for help!

    Hi Vash,
    I think this has to be from a photoshoot with a lot of attention to lighting. It hasn’t been created from a badly exposed picture. I don’t do portraiture myself but I suspect they have a well set up lighting rig - well set up in that it doesn’t look artificial. Doubtless there is some touching up but it hasn’t been rescued. I don’t know where you got it from, if it is from a named photographer they might tell you about the shoot if you ask nicely.
     
  4. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Which aspect are you asking about? Colour grading? Lighting? Retouching? Focus?
     
  5. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Automatic filters and presets do not replace a photographer's mastery of craft coupled with creativity and understanding of the genre being attempted.
    Some producers of software provide filters which produce a certain 'look'' . Their novelty wares off pretty quickly.
    For the photograph posted a lot of the credit also has to go to the models, hair stylist, makeup artist, and provider of wardrobe. The skill and vision of the photographer is just part of the process of producing photographs of this type.
     
  6. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    What effect am I missing ?
     
  7. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    I suspect some software has been used to 'improve' skin tone and remove minor 'faults', and the result is the 'barbie doll' skin tone of the model on the left.
     
  8. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I think it is another wind-up. Although the forum had problems this post is from sole visit.
     
  9. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I tend to agree, but I'm totally stumped as to why. I couldn't find that image anywhere else on the net (yeh I know, too much time on my hands), however, a different search reveals,

    https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4514717

    https://www.photographytalk.com/for...ation/290351-help-on-identifying-image-filter

    No links out to anything else, no obvious benefit other than perhaps people seeing the models or the images themselves.

    Odd one.
     
  10. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    We need a wind-up filter for postings on the Forum.
     
  11. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    No. Definitely not. Unless by wind-up you mean stop.
     
  12. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    The use of a filter is usually optional. Obviously I wasn't being serious, but I like the idea of having one.
     

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