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The lighting is from the sides, which you can tell from the highlights on his face, and lack of catchlights in his eyes. The light brushing across the face from the sides creates shadows in all the pores and accentuates them (as opposed to front-on lighting, used in fashion shots, that fills the pores with light, removes shadows and hides them). Another ...


Try holding down the spacebar while the tool is selected


I'm a little picky on the use of the word "Effect" I would use the word "look". In my opinion the main things you see on that look are: Sharpness- If you zoom on the hair in the mustache you can see a white halo arround the black hair. That indicates me that it has somehow an exagerated sharpness filter. The local contrast- Local contrast is not the ...


I found this simple command with just rewrite all your gopro pics: mogrify -distort barrel "0 0 -0.3" *.JPG More information about imagemagick command can be found on The method Barrel has the following arguments: A B C [ D [ X , Y ] ] An explanation how to set this four ...


I think the metallic looks mainly comes from the dodge and burn technique. This video shows the technique well. How to Dodge & Burn in Photoshop by Elena Jasic. I tried to achieve the similar effects of the first image you provided. The left image is before any edits, and right image is after the edits. I hope this is the effects which you are trying to ...


The single best thing you can do at recording/shooting time is to swap your 6500K (cool daylight) lights for tungsten-balanced (2800-3400K) lights. You'll still want a high CRI, of course, but taking the temperature down vastly increases the weight of the red end of the spectrum. We don't see differences in colour (hue and saturation) nearly as well as we ...


My thoughts about smoothing out skin tones: Careful not to underexpose. You could probably expose a little bit hotter, putting the skin tones into the top third of the histogram where the S-curve starts to flatten more, being more flattering. Another thing, that image seems over-saturated, which isn't helping. Here's a quick fiddle I had just to see ...


You can use the navigator-windows (left upper corner). Clicking on the small picture change the selected part of your image ->


You should create your own custom profiles for the inverted lenses.


I suggest you take the photo (in RAW) with a neutral grey card, and use the card to set the white balance in Lightroom or whatever postprocessing software you use. Another thing to consider is that RAW processing can vary dramatically between the camera's jpg renderer and different software packages. I thought Capture One (free trial, IIRC) did a ...


Is this a post-process filter or can you get this look by only playing with camera options? This sounds like you are only considering the photography side of this image. But there is very likely makeup involved, which plays a just as important role. Even if you know how the lights are set up and what gear to use, getting the same result certainly also ...


Just to see how well it would work, I had a go at removing the fence from your sample image. Don't get me wrong: prevention is way better than cure. I did this mainly for curiosity, and just in case you had an image that already had this issue and re-shooting was not a possibility. Before After Steps: I gave it an overall contrast boost. You can ...

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