How would you get a similar effect?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by job, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. job macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit
    I'm looking for a way to replicate how these images look.

    Check out the second picture in the LightBox.

    I've often heard that the best way to get better is to look at pictures you personally like and try to emulate the style and methods by which they were taken.

    It seems that the yellows, oranges, and reds are heavily saturated.

    Any recommendations?
  2. Yakamoto macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2006
    Planet Earth
    If i'm looking at the right image it seems to have a strong yelow overcast.
    The best way to acheive that is to use color balance in photoshop, just move the yellow slider over or any other color you like. You could also up the yellow saturation in whatever editing program you use. Also looks like they up'd the red saturation a bit and increased the black point in levels. Good composition goes a long way also.
  3. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2005
    I don't like that's a bit much...!!! :eek:
  4. job thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit
    Thanks. I'll try that.

    I agree, but I also like that effect when taking pictures of people. I usually give my images without people a colder feel to them.
  5. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    Looks to me like someone had their WB set for too high a color temperature.
  6. job thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit
    Do you think he'd do that for all of the photo-sets?

    It seemed to be a trend for all the pictures he took in Spain.

    Although I guess a WB mistake wouldn't be out of the question...
  7. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2006
    But in the age of Photoshop, he could also repair such a mistake pretty well. I think it was probably intentional.
  8. vectormasked macrumors member


    Sep 3, 2006
    Somewhere in Canada
    Curves baby, Curves.

    They do magic if you know how to use them.

  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Take a photo and change the white balance, and maybe the tint so that it's slightly more "green."

    I don't know. I'm sitting outside, and while I can definitely see the yellow-ness of the photo, it kind of ruins it.
  10. hqsbud macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2003
    I'm with Yakamoto with the method: it's most likely color balance.

    The sample below shows the original photo, then a version done in Apple's Aperture with the black and gray tint wheels slammed to yellow while the white tint wheel is slammed to blue. The last version is in Photoshop with a Color Balance adjustment layer. The Yellow/Blue slider is set to Yellow in the Shadows and Midtones, and left alone in Highlights.

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  11. beavo451 macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2006
    Looks like he tried to shoot people with Fujifilm Velvia and with a yellow filter on.

    I don't like it either.

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