Who could help me edit like this?

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  1. zezynhu

    zezynhu New Member

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    I have been looking for a long time to edit who exactly this way. They are works of Russian photographers, I already sent an email asking if they could teach me this style. However, they only teach in person.
    Anyone who can help me would be forever grateful.
    Thanks in advance

    PS: Sorry for the bad english

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    You will need a hell lot of work to get to this stage, a sharp image to start, proper color harmony in mind, local and global dodge and burn on multiple levels like separate for nose, eyes, lips, hair, freckles, dress etc.
    I will post links to similar kind of such editing styles that are available here once I get home.
    For inspirations look into Ashlyn Mae, Suhail Photos,
     
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    Look for Alexander Vinogradov; he is one of most notable Russian style editing teachers. His workshops are not expensive, and I think it might even be on this forum.
    Paulina Duzcman edits very similar way.
     
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    I would take a look at Geoleon too and just maybe dial it down a bit.
     
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    Ye too saturated
     
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    Answering your question about editing, you can start looking into (+ a bit of over-saturation and painterly effects):
    However, as it was correctly mentioned by @m0rpheus, at least 60% of work (such looks) are created before edit (in the camera/studio).

    So right ingredients are in order of importance (based on my personal opinion and experience :)):
    • Good light, since no light no image to work after (yes light should be good, powerful - 300/400W and without color cast like Wescott, Profoto or might be Godox);
    • Good camera (it does not mean necessary FF, it could be even mft43 but a top of the line with wide dynamic range of skin colors);
    • Very good portrait lens between 50 and 200mm better in 85-135mm (35mm equivalent) range (Leica, Zeiss, Olympus, etc)

      And, in the end, with all these pieces you could have in result something to work with ;)

    Good luck!

     
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    Thats why there is an opacity slider in photoshop....you can adjust it to your taste.
     
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    Thanks!! I'll search
     
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    Her work is wonderful
    Thank you!
     
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    Yes, Geoleon's style is really similar
     
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    Thank you very much for the tips!
    I will research and try to replicate by making some adjustments.
    What intrigues me is the treatment on the face, which resembles a drawing. The way they use Dogde and Burn and the harmony in colors.
    I am delighted with this type of editing.
    I have been looking for someone who does well in this style for almost 2 months.
    I already tried to make some edits, but it doesn't even come close.
    Take a look ... RetroME (1).jpg RetroME (3).jpg RetroME (4).jpg RetroME (5).jpg RetroME (6).jpg RetroME (7).jpg RetroME (8).jpg RetroME (2).jpg
     
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    @zezynhu if it would be alright may we know who shot the pictures or who rendition the photo in your 1st post in this thread?

    May know the real name slowinski? Thanks.
     
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    @zezynhu
    I really think the tutorial from Alexander Vinogradov can help you out at this point.

    Like mentioned before there are many many different ingredients into such a picture to achieve a result like your examples.

    Alexander Vinogradov talks a little bit how he choose a model or what things are important for him when taking pictures.
    At this point may be mentioned that those kind of pictures can not be taken with every subject. - Sometimes this pictures are not heavily edited with dodge and burn rather the subject has already flawless skin.

    Like I told the Perfect result needs to have perfect ingredients and at every point you knock off something the end result is not as perfect as you have it in mind.


    However you may find some inspiration at https://instagram.com/_ronnygarcia

    Unfortunately there is no tutorial from him but you can find some before and after in the Highlights that might help you to understand what is possible in Postproduction.
    Nevertheless the results are different than the examples of yours.

    Hope this helps out a little bit.
     
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    Last edited: Dec 31, 2020
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    I think it's not post processing you don't like here, I think you need softer light to get the look you are after. Double the size of your octa and bring in even closer.
     
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    Thanks!!
     
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    First of all your pictures (are they yours?) are great.

    But here are few points which took my attention (at least this is my personal opinion and might be I'm wrong):

    1. You are using lens / camera combination with average to low micro-contrast and you don't have enough information to produce good color "gradation" and semi-tones as well as you a bit over-process / over-smooth models skin;
    2. You missed the point in my comment regarding what is done on top of, for example, Vinogradov's edits - this is an additional color grading + painterly effects and painterly effects are not just Bloor / Frequency separation but carefully chosen combination of smudge brushes with might be local Oil-paint filters application. I looked for a long time for proper techniques and could recommend for starting point Paul Apalkin - Painterly post-processing https://p-v.club/threads/paul-apalkin-tutorial-bundle.4275/;
    3. Also small secret of mentioned look is to have young model with good pale skin, red hair and greenish closes / background;
    4. And I almost forgot, but images in you topic post also look like they are heavy corrected with Liquefy adjustment ;)

    Cheers, have a great New Year!
     
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    Hello!
    Yes the photos are mine. Thank you so much :)
    I'm going to take Paul Apalkin's classes.
    I am confident that I will get the result I want.
    Thank you very much my friend for the tips!

    I wish you and your family an excellent 2021! With much health, peace and prosperity!
     
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