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Dick Roadnight

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« Reply #3880 on: October 18, 2012, 12:52:29 PM »

does anyone "do it professionally" by taking different shots for different light sources (e.g. daylight, tungsten and fluorescent) so that each light source can be independently light-balanced before merging the shots? This, of course, gives you a very wide range of options to satisfy a clients requirements.

Dick, I can tell you that lots of people work that way.
As I said on a different forum recently, in my opinion, what combination of techniques you use doesn't matter. The point is to be in charge of a managed process, not just throwing shit at the wall and hoping that what sticks looks good. Pre-visualize the shot, and then go through whatever steps you need/want to get there. If the end result matches what was in your head....then you're doing it right.
Yes, Scott, but one problem with working as a professional is (I think) that you may not know how the customer pre-visualises the shot - so it is good to have options for post-processing... e.g. to fill deep shadows by merging in another shot.
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« Reply #3881 on: October 19, 2012, 07:14:13 AM »

@Scott - very clean lighting, great job! Have you tried using Oloneo HRD relight (http://www.oloneo.com/en/page/products/photoengine/hdr-relight.html)? It allows to create a lighting composite based on individual frames, each shot using a separate light source.

Thanks for sharing this. I think you are referring to the feature described in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8AbUPG_SLYk#!

It looks like a very useful tool in some controlled environments, but do you find Oloneo capable of blending several exposures to construct interior pictures such as hotel rooms with window light? I tired photomatix and got mixed results. The software doesn't give independent control over how much detail and exposure is introduced in highlights and shadows. I end up with gray bed covers instead of white etc. Thus I resort to manual blending using masks. Great control but time consuming.   

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« Reply #3882 on: October 19, 2012, 10:12:09 AM »

Beautiful images here! Many compliemnts to all!
Here is my contribution, it's an image made for a wine box.

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« Reply #3883 on: October 19, 2012, 10:50:11 AM »

like it!
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« Reply #3884 on: October 19, 2012, 11:12:19 AM »

Beautiful images here! Many compliemnts to all!
Here is my contribution, it's an image made for a wine box.

Nice.  In the tradition of "Sporting" paintings from the UK.
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« Reply #3885 on: October 19, 2012, 11:58:42 AM »

Thanks for sharing this. I think you are referring to the feature described in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8AbUPG_SLYk#!

It looks like a very useful tool in some controlled environments, but do you find Oloneo capable of blending several exposures to construct interior pictures such as hotel rooms with window light? I tired photomatix and got mixed results. The software doesn't give independent control over how much detail and exposure is introduced in highlights and shadows. I end up with gray bed covers instead of white etc. Thus I resort to manual blending using masks. Great control but time consuming.   

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I've had better success using LR/Enfuse and SNS HDR Pro, and then blending in parts of the original best exposure to the exposure blended HDR image.
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« Reply #3886 on: October 19, 2012, 12:33:17 PM »

Here is my contribution, it's an image made for a wine box.

Really nice.

Love to hear more about the making of the image.
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« Reply #3887 on: October 19, 2012, 12:48:05 PM »

Really nice.

Love to hear more about the making of the image.

Thanks to all!  ;D
here is a snapshot of some of the images I used...

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« Reply #3888 on: October 19, 2012, 01:01:19 PM »

Sweet. Nice job.
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« Reply #3889 on: October 19, 2012, 01:03:00 PM »

Beautiful images here! Many compliemnts to all!
Here is my contribution, it's an image made for a wine box.

Very, nice.

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« Reply #3890 on: October 19, 2012, 01:42:17 PM »

here is a snapshot of some of the images I used...

Thanks.

I hope the client was suitably impressed.
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« Reply #3891 on: October 19, 2012, 02:03:30 PM »

Many thanks for your compliments, I appreciate that!

Yes the client was really happy!  ;D

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« Reply #3892 on: October 19, 2012, 02:42:25 PM »

Nice.  In the tradition of "Sporting" paintings from the UK.

Totally agree. Very Nice mood.
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« Reply #3893 on: October 19, 2012, 02:47:43 PM »

These are from a recent job for the Architect and Interior designer Nacho Ferreira.









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« Reply #3894 on: October 19, 2012, 09:43:18 PM »

Antonio, that last shot is especially spectacular! Nice set. The second shot really messed with my eyes for a few seconds...

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« Reply #3895 on: October 19, 2012, 09:47:21 PM »

does anyone "do it professionally" by taking different shots for different light sources (e.g. daylight, tungsten and fluorescent) so that each light source can be independently light-balanced before merging the shots? This, of course, gives you a very wide range of options to satisfy a clients requirements.
Yes, Scott, but one problem with working as a professional is (I think) that you may not know how the customer pre-visualises the shot - so it is good to have options for post-processing... e.g. to fill deep shadows by merging in another shot.

Dick, that's a valid concern for some folks. I have a clause that requires client representation at the shoot, so they know exactly what they're getting, before we strike the set.

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« Reply #3896 on: October 20, 2012, 02:17:44 AM »

These are from a recent job for the Architect and Interior designer Nacho Ferreira.




I like this picture, but I think if you tune down the white walls and ceiling you will establish a better balance between foreground and background and make the picture easier on the eye overall. Also, we are used to seeing interiors with spot lights in a yellow cast. If you make it pure white it looks a little odd.
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« Reply #3897 on: October 20, 2012, 09:48:10 AM »

Some more from this set.











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« Reply #3898 on: October 20, 2012, 10:01:53 AM »

Scott, Abdulrahman, thanks for the comments, some images might be over styled, that's our mistake. I'll try toning down some walls to see the difference, but in a general sense of lighting, that's what I am aiming for, is the style I like to accomplish.
In some cases I even use tungsten and it shows some yellow cast, like in some of the images above.


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« Reply #3899 on: October 20, 2012, 11:13:22 AM »

It was the artwork on the wall that made me look twicethree times!
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