I am shocked. I have seen Ildiko Neer's photos (for example, http://500px.com/photo/12062795). 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.
  • \$\begingroup\$ 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. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 17, 2012 at 13:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ @ElendilTheTall looks like both to me... \$\endgroup\$
    – Matt Grum
    Commented Sep 17, 2012 at 13:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ElendilTheTall I understand the first part of work (waiting for a good time and light). What next? \$\endgroup\$
    – garik
    Commented Sep 17, 2012 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.

  • \$\begingroup\$ thank you for answer. I will try and notice what I will get. \$\endgroup\$
    – garik
    Commented Sep 17, 2012 at 17:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ really heavy on post processing then... Even the sun and the light has been added. The result is nice though. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 17, 2012 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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    \$\begingroup\$ 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. \$\endgroup\$
    – Joanne C
    Commented Sep 17, 2012 at 13:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ Maybe, but the background leaves and the leaves that are blocking the sun look like they've been very slightly tonemapped to retain a hair of detail before being saturated to within an inch of their lives :) \$\endgroup\$
    – camflan
    Commented Sep 17, 2012 at 13:46
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    \$\begingroup\$ Pretty hard to do multiple exposures of leaves and have them line up though... \$\endgroup\$
    – Joanne C
    Commented Sep 17, 2012 at 13:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ 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" 500px.com/ildiko-neer/stories/52243/… \$\endgroup\$
    – fluf
    Commented Sep 17, 2012 at 14:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ @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 \$\endgroup\$
    – user9817
    Commented Sep 17, 2012 at 16:00

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