Branka

Branka takes lovely images of children and families. She was looking to achieve an "arty" effect that was representative of a few different contemporary photographers. She had sent out her image to a "processing service" that gave her an XMP that was very close to one. What was lacking was the understanding -

Branka needed to know HOW to get this look for herself and to be able to adjust and effect to each image and shoot as needed.

In a series of steps, Branka was sent MOVIE TUTORIALS along with LAYERED FILES to review.

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 Phase one we  identified  WHAT about these looks she was desiring, and how her lighting style was different.

Phase one we identified WHAT about these looks she was desiring, and how her lighting style was different.

 

Looks Desired

 Niki Boon

Niki Boon

 
 Sally Mann

Sally Mann

Not only is her style simple to understand and highly effective, but it feels like your best friend is sitting in the room next to you explaining how to make something so complex look so easy
— Branka Bhoyrul www.brankabhoyrulphotography.com
 
 Sally Mann

Sally Mann

 Sally Mann

Sally Mann

The key here was creating a workflow for Branka to get the image look she wanted without many layers or Photoshop steps. She was clear that she is a photographer and does not want to be a retoucher. With these moves Branka can now navigate tonal , color changes and add effects like depth blur and texture easily MOSTLY all through a camera raw XMP which she then can attach to ANY of her images and adjust at will

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This next set was how to target a look, but control TONE so that the important elements read. Here you can see the XMP version sent by the processing studio which the 3/4 tones are very blocked up - making the goat very hard to see. While the "look" matches what Branka was going for - it clearly did not work for what she needed. Our method showed her how to adjust in Camera Raw so she could have it EXACTLY as she needed. There is no longer a need for Branka to outsource to an imaging house, she has her own personalized set of presets that she very comfortably can now control.

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  Imaging Processing Service

Imaging Processing Service

  Our Version together with Branka

Our Version together with Branka