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March 13, 2013 ☼ photographyretouchretouchingdiscovery channelfishinglighting

Discovery Channel » Making Of (by featherwax)

I’m a sucker for images like this, high contrast lighting, dramatic shadows etc. But I was surprised to see how much of this was done in post, and how average the original shots were, especially of the fisherman.

The underwater scene is a nice touch: It’s a mark of good retouching when you understand the focal point of the image, and use (cg) lighting to bring attention to it (or away from other things).

Featherwax have made these short process videos for all their work: more here.