40 graus - attitude by Frederick Van Grootel
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David Jaan's picture

Nice use of the harsh light. Would love to see the horizon straightened out and a fashion color grading applied. Could make for a nice ad look.

Frederick Van Grootel's picture

Thanks for your feedback, David. I already applied some color grading to this image, so I'm curious which look you would apply to it (& if possible, a tutorial on how to add it :D haha)

David Jaan's picture

It's just when I saw this I immediately though "Hey, that could be a high fashion ad!" a la Gucci, Armani. Put a bottle of cologne next to him and voila! haha

Here's some examples of what came into my head and it's mostly playing with curves in Photoshop to adjust contrast, raise the blacks and play with the color in the highlights and shadows.

http://media.onsugar.com/files/2010/11/44/3/1129/11296337/d101b5ce2f2ab9...

http://cdn.stylefrizz.com/img/gucci-spring-summer-2011-ad-campaign.jpg

Frederick Van Grootel's picture

Haha, now all I need is to take a picture of a bottle of cologne :-D Thanks a lot for the tip and the huge compliment. I appreciate it. I'm going to try and apply this style of retouching to the image!