why do digital files colours looks so bad without post

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Re: why do digital files colours looks so bad without post
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knickerhawk wrote:

Biggs23 wrote:

knickerhawk wrote:

Biggs23 wrote:

knickerhawk wrote:

Biggs23 wrote:

whosthatwhatsthat wrote:

The image definitely has this quality of prestige not only from the subject posing but I feel the colouring and image quality, you are right it is somewhat part of a new trend whereby Juergen Teller has adopted this naturalistic style to replace his golden film aesthetic previously.

After reading this, I decided to really dive into these images, and others like it. After finding a very large number compiled in an article (https://www.wmagazine.com/story/best-performances-2020/) I began to go through each image one by one. Eventually, I found this one:

Looking closely at this image (and others, but this one is the most obvious), it's quite clear to me that these images were captured with an iPhone.

This isn't special photography or editing, it's just laziness paired with mostly attractive people in mostly stylish clothing.

Reverse image search in Google sources this image to this girl's Instagram account, so no surprise there about it being from a phone.

I'm sure she put it there, but it was taken by the same photographer the rest were. Check the linked article for credits.

OK, got it. But that still doesn't tell us much (and how you think it might be relevant to this thread). It certainly looks like an iPhone-style shot (especially noting the deep DOF and smeared fine detail, blown highlights, etc.) Teller does a lot of work with a camera phone:

I'm not sure how many times I need to copy and paste the same thing before it will be read.

Apparently, you need to do it some more because I DID "read" (skim, actually) the article to which you linked. The shot you posted of the girl was not one of the shots referenced by the OP nor was it one of the cover shots shown in a companion article. Hard to tell, given Teller's deliberate casual style that mimics amateur photography, but I'd guess that the shot of the girl was more of a serendipitous candid, perhaps on the way to the shoot, than an "official" shot with the model posed and featuring the clothes selected for inclusion in this fashion magazine.

But my comment below has now been posted three times,

Why it's relevant is: This isn't special photography or editing, it's just laziness paired with mostly attractive people in mostly stylish clothing.

In other words, the OP is looking for some sort of magic where there is none. Stick pretty, well dressed people in scenarios with flat even lighting and whip out a cameraphone. That's all that's really required. While the former can be challenging to locate, the latter is pretty much the easiest photographic portrait that can be accomplished.

The fact that the iPhone shot "definitely shows" as you note below and the other shots are not obviously (and not likely) shot with an iPhone weakens your point about the lack of "magic". So, I'm still struggling to follow your reasoning.

They all look like iPhone shots. I'm not familiar with that particular cellphone owner, but if you say his style 'mimics amateur photography,' I would say he has certainly succeeded in matching his style with these. Both those posted in this thread and in the full article.

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