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12-15-2010, 03:07 PM
I love this style but really don't know how to achieve it. I'm guessing some fancy use of layers or something but I'm clueless. I'm a LR3 user but have PSE9 that I try to use (I need to force myself to do more in it, I took a basic class but hardly ever use it since LR3 gets me where I want to be most of the time). Anyways, I accidentally captured a shot that had a similar effect but it was a result of a rear hair light being present in the shot (since my daughter moved her head), that reminded me of this style and my quest to figure out how to do it. Is it just using rear lit subjects with flash and balancing things? Or is it more? I know there's some cross processing going on as well but what really does it for me is that washed out sort of look/feel.

Examples of the effect:

ok yea I love Matthew Millers stuff :)

Any insight into the techniques is appreciated.

12-15-2010, 04:11 PM
the first two look like the recovery slider was pulled way up and the exposure down then a bleach preset. or maybe bleach first then adjustments

12-15-2010, 06:36 PM
He is doing some sort of digital cross processing.

12-15-2010, 06:41 PM
Google lomo effect on some of these. also if you have any of the NIK software i think there is something close to this in there. i'm no where near my mac right now, so I can say for sure.

12-15-2010, 07:17 PM
There are also a ton of sites for downloading lightroom presets so you can preview them, grab one that looks close and adjust!

12-15-2010, 07:23 PM
are you on the FTP? i could upload a whole grip of presets for LR that may help you get really close

one called Color Creative- Color CP 2 is pretty close

12-15-2010, 07:52 PM
are you on the FTP? i could upload a whole grip of presets for LR that may help you get really close

one called Color Creative- Color CP 2 is pretty close

Please... I can upload my hundred as well

12-15-2010, 08:16 PM
the one i found to maybe use is actually listed in LR presets so try to use some of those. i will upload some stuff anyways


12-15-2010, 10:34 PM
Thanks for the replies. I have a few dozen presets in LR but am usually too lazy to go through them. I actually saw Dan's first comment earlier then played with a photo with a preset I had called "Midas Golden Glow", I then tweaked from there. It's not a washed out look at all but I still like the result. Also I had my "happy accident" one that was the result of Zoey moving and the lights not being in the right spots anymore, this one I tried a preset called "Golden Sun" and then tweaked from there, I like how this one really has the washed out look but I'm pretty sure that was more from the lighting and less from the PP.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5090/5264729359_8c4b6be8f4_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xstartxtodayx/5264729359/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5249/5265336430_112082e13d_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xstartxtodayx/5265336430/)

lastly, I don't believe I'm on the FTP, how do I get hooked up with that or even find it? I'd love more presets :)

12-16-2010, 07:11 AM
All the FTP info is in PIP.

12-16-2010, 09:12 AM
All the FTP info is in PIP.

Thanks! I've seen it before but never actually looked into it and couldn't remember where to find it, I'll be setting it up once I get home from work.