Not Your Everyday Banana

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Look please photos of Andrew Bayda. Can tell me anybody please how does he reach so poppy color and cotrast?

I think one of secrets is using Capture One Pro soft, but I'm using that software too long, and I really cant repeat quality of his post-process.

Please help me!

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Can you provide a link to an example you've tried and don't like it? –  rfusca May 26 '12 at 20:09
    
cs11307.userapi.com/v11307922/84c/KduUc4-hk3s.jpg for example. –  Bandikot May 26 '12 at 20:11
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Looks like a form of HDR to me. –  Jared Farrish May 26 '12 at 22:17
    
Many photographers are fairly open about their work process, have you tried just asking? –  rfusca May 27 '12 at 0:31
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@rfusca is right, these are the result of some excellent work with the camera -- they don't rely exclusively on available light. It's even more complicated because the lights have to be balanced with the ambient light to allow for the depth in the images. If you really believe that C1 is his magic tool, Phase One offers a free 60-day demo and you can find out for yourself. Know in advance that Capture One is a nontrivial piece of software and will take some time to learn. However, many pros like it and use it (many use Lightroom or Bridge for that matter). –  Steve Ross May 27 '12 at 18:27
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Just based on the frontpage you linked I have the following remarks:

light conditions on the field

All pictures, except for the B&W versions, are taken in bright sunlight. Almost no clouds on all these pictures. This is the available light on the field.

Bright sunlight gives harsh shadows and high contrast pictures. This definetely is the first step.

subject

colorful subjects. Red, green, blue and yellow, all primary colors are seen in these pictures. Choose subjects with these brights colors. Thanks to the direct sunlight these colors are even brighter.

post processing

For post processing it's not really what tool he uses that is important. It's rather the technique you have to look for. Start by capturing your images in RAW format.

In some cases he seems to be using HDR and a very soft approach of the Dave Hill effect. Also search high pass filter tutorials.

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