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How to Edit the Woeflel Style

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I am inspired by Brandon Woelfel's use of artificial light, bokeh and reflections in his low light portraits.  I've always avoided low light portraits.  How does he do it?  Any ideas?

http://www.brandonwoelfel.com/before-afters/

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I adjusted the WB and applied noise reduction in my images.

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5 minutes ago, Damien Symonds said:

Looks like the standard matte crap

I told Emma, my daughter, you would say that.  The matte look is not my style, but I do like how it looks on low light images.  A starting point to see if I can develop my own style, anyway.

http://www.brandonwoelfel.com/photography-1/dinnmgyh4nlu5rf6fclvty5xmy1tvy

http://www.brandonwoelfel.com/before-afters/dy0pi0nav6gag2vci3dmeuac9tgann

 

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The second link is starting with a warm photo.  Do you have one?

Do you have the "before" of the first link?

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I think your pictures lack the proper lighting to create the "contrasty" look.  The rest is just matte and color grading I think.  

Edited by SManazis

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Not at all.  I’m just trying to learn something new here.

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Without a RAW file, it's pretty limited, but I came up with this:

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Thanks!  I've been playing with the the sliders in Camera Raw and I've decided that I don't like what the colored lights are doing to her skin at all.  I'm going to experiment with white lights see where that takes me.

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