"Sepia Toned" lighting?

Discussion in 'Lighting Equipment' started by hari_k, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. I have noticed many German and european photographers have a certain
    sepia toned
    looked in their portraits(Editorial, Fashion, Commercial etc).
    This gives their pictures a distinctive hard egded cold look which I
    really dig. I am wondering if all this color is done with Photoshop
    during postproduction or is it a certain film emulsion. Also, the
    lighting seems be done with only reflectors and no softboxes.
    Here are some examples to show what I mean

    http://www.olafblecker.de/html%20unterseiten/portfolio1_buhne.html

    http://www.erwinolaf.com/
     
  2. Looks like simple color desaturation to me.
     
  3. Reminds me of a technique used by Madalina Iordache, http://www.photo.net/shared/community-member?user_id=1569797
    She uses a combination of tri-tones and blending two layers, one sharpened (de-saturated I believe) and one soft (with the tri-tone).
     
  4. http://www.flamingpear.com/melancholytron.html
     

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