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I am shocked. I have seen Ildiko Neer's photos (for example, Could someone explain: what should I do, from beginning, to get so result. Any valid direction :). Sorry for my question, but if you see these masterpieces, you will understand me.


I have tried that receipt, here is my result (sun light is REAL). Of course, she has forgotten at least one filter

  • Indian Summer.
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I think you're labouring under the misapprehension that this is heavily post-processed when it is more likely just a shot where the photographer has waited for nice light. – ElendilTheTall Sep 17 '12 at 13:07
@ElendilTheTall looks like both to me... – Matt Grum Sep 17 '12 at 13:12
@ElendilTheTall I understand the first part of work (waiting for a good time and light). What next? – garik Sep 17 '12 at 13:34
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According to a previous image that she posted she use a variety of post editing. She makes use of NIK COLOR Efex Pro

  • Glamour Glow
  • Brilliance

Then in Photoshop she adds more light with

  • Knoll Light Factory
  • Tiffen

It isn't exactly the same as in the image that you linked but should give a rough idea of her process.

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thank you for answer. I will try and notice what I will get. – garik Sep 17 '12 at 17:13
really heavy on post processing then... Even the sun and the light has been added. The result is nice though. – Jakub Sep 17 '12 at 17:26

It appears to be a tone-mapped (HDR) image, with a beautifully lit scene to start with. You'll need to take a few differently exposed pictures (on a tripod, so they match up perfectly), and then add in your own artistic flare on top.

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I'm not convinced that these are HDR images. They don't really have the look, I think. Looks a lot more like Photoshop filter work with lots of saturation. – John Cavan Sep 17 '12 at 13:41
Pretty hard to do multiple exposures of leaves and have them line up though... – John Cavan Sep 17 '12 at 13:51
Check her previous image she has a "post process" which should give a rough idea of what she does (it does look different from the one OP references): "NIK COLOR Efex Pro, glamour glow, brillance" "Knoll Light Factory and with Tiffen"… – fluf Sep 17 '12 at 14:55
There ya go, @JohnCavan was right :) – camflan Sep 17 '12 at 15:12
@fluf post your comment as an answer as it's the right one. Personally I can't stand whats done with these photos, it makes it look like bad seventies fantasy book covers sans the elves – user9817 Sep 17 '12 at 16:00

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