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In the style of David Hamilton.


bluesandtwos 5 33 1 England
12 May 2013 5:48PM
Now I don't have access to nubile young ladies, or even non nubile old ones at present Sad, but does anyone know how David Hamilton used to (still does?) get such lovely soft, hazy, grainy pictures? I know it was in the film days, I played around with GAF 500 myself a lifetime ago but my pictures never even vaguely resembled his. The quality of light he got and the degree of softness still haunts me twenty/thirty years later.

I know there are a lot of talented people on this site so, if anyone can, please tell me how he did it!!

Thanks,
Dave aka bluesandtwos

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Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
12 May 2013 7:11PM
Nice soft lighting Smile
adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
12 May 2013 9:02PM
nylon stocking over the lens.
Coast e2
6 1.4k 292 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 9:09PM
A lot of his images used contre jour lighting; shooting into the light even to the point of allowing a little bit of lens flare at times. Processing style plays a big part with softer, pastel colouring and some images looked softened as if he had shot through a stocking.

I would recommend studying some of his work and seeing if through choice of lighting and processing you can replicate or get close to the effect.
Geoffphoto 8 13.5k United Kingdom
12 May 2013 9:28PM
Didn't he used to have a show on Radio 1 ???? Grin
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
12 May 2013 9:33PM
I thought He also directed a few films, I could be wrong Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
12 May 2013 11:24PM
I presume we're talking about this David Hamilton ?
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
13 May 2013 2:13AM
Yes, the same Smile

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