I suppose one of the advantages of leaving photojournalism is that the realm of post-processing creativeness opens up. After wondering around the internet for a bit I came across some threads about this thing called the “Dave Hill Effect.” Dave Hill is a portrait photographer who has a very specific style, no one is quite sure how he does it, but there are some techniques floating around that get marginally close.
This is a photo I took last summer while in Anniston redone using said technique. Obviously this would never fly in the newspaper world, but that really isn’t a concern anymore.
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this is norman rockwell in kodachrome
I’m really not a fan of the “Dave Hill” effect. I see what you’re going for and it works but I just don’t like that style.
what exactly have you done to the photo?
Here is the original
I meant, what did you do photoshop-wise? Geesh, I ain’t that stoopid