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09/14/2010 12:31:08 PM · #1
Ive seen several photographers shoot with this style.
is it a pp thing? or is it the film they use? or settings?
Agence VU
09/14/2010 04:15:14 PM · #2
Looks like Slide Film to me... my guess on these is Fuji Astia.

To get close with digital, I highly suggest Alien Skins Exposure 3.
09/14/2010 08:17:03 PM · #3
Ill see if i can make a photoshop action to mimic the color scheme

09/14/2010 08:32:45 PM · #4
NIK Color Efex 3.0 has a Film Effects setting that might do what you are looking for.
09/14/2010 08:36:55 PM · #5
Or you could just shoot film.
09/14/2010 09:27:33 PM · #6
Nik Color efex worked alright.

i made an action that is in NO way perfect or even close to being perfect (i only spent like 5 min on it). but it may be a starting point?

PM me and ill send it if you want it
09/14/2010 09:43:43 PM · #7
what am I missing? just looks like a bunch of people at a theme park.
09/14/2010 09:49:01 PM · #8
Originally posted by JustCaree:

what am I missing? just looks like a bunch of people at a theme park.

I'm missing it too, don't worry. The colors look normal to me.
09/14/2010 09:53:58 PM · #9
theyre like weirdly saturated. or at least thats what i think the original poster is talking about
09/14/2010 10:49:47 PM · #10
Look closely, either there is a smudge on the center of the lens in all the shots or there is something going on as there is always a subtle light spot in the middle of the shots.
(Maybe those hoofers and kickin' in, muahahahaha!)
09/14/2010 11:47:42 PM · #11
The Fuji S3 Pro has that color profile in .jpg in camera. Set everything for organic and Adobe color space, and the colors and contrasts seem muted about like the ones in the images in the slideshow in the link. It gives a very wide dynamic range with those settings.
Maybe that's just the actual colors in that place. Way back in the 30's and 40's most of the world was black and white. I know that because my son told me that it used to be black and white when he was about 5 or 6, 'cause none of the old movies had color.

Message edited by author 2010-09-14 23:51:28.
09/15/2010 07:08:57 AM · #12
I also don't see anything unusual about the colors.
09/15/2010 07:46:41 AM · #13
Originally posted by JustCaree:

what am I missing? just looks like a bunch of people at a theme park.

The colors are vaguely washed out, slightly pastel looking, and the color balance seems slightly on the cool side. The effect has a sort of a retro, 50's look to it, especially by comparison to the hyper-saturation so many of us (ahem...ermmm...) are prone to using in the digital age.

I'd be looking at duping the base layer, making a lower-contrast b/w of the duped layer, then duping THAT layer; set the top layer in color mode and the middle layer in soft light mode. Adjust color by fading the top layer, and adjust contrast by fading the middle layer. Possibly add a very slight cooling filter on a final layer, not sure.

That's just an off-the-cuff stab at what might work for me, I haven't tried it.


Message edited by author 2010-09-15 18:52:50.
09/15/2010 07:48:14 AM · #14
To me they look like old photos, so slightly strange colours :)
I was shocked when opening it for it to be the town just up the road where I worked!
I loved that kiddies theme park, Joy Land when I was little!!!!!
09/15/2010 10:03:21 AM · #15
Maybe someone who is fashion savvy can date the photos by the clothing. If they are more than 10 years old, they were probably shot with film.
Another factor may have been a very bad or dirty lens. Some lenses just do not render good contrast, which might produce an effect similar to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music's processing suggestion.
09/15/2010 05:54:39 PM · #16
Bear, i tried to make an action to replicate the look and basically did the same thing that you had suggested along with some selective hue sat and selective color layers. it isnt perfect but definitely achieves the same effect
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