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!

  • \$\begingroup\$ Can you provide a link to an example you've tried and don't like it? \$\endgroup\$
    – rfusca
    May 26, 2012 at 20:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ cs11307.userapi.com/v11307922/84c/KduUc4-hk3s.jpg for example. \$\endgroup\$
    – Bandikot
    May 26, 2012 at 20:11
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    \$\begingroup\$ Looks like a form of HDR to me. \$\endgroup\$ May 26, 2012 at 22:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ Many photographers are fairly open about their work process, have you tried just asking? \$\endgroup\$
    – rfusca
    May 27, 2012 at 0:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ @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). \$\endgroup\$
    – Steve Ross
    May 27, 2012 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.


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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