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Catwalking: Making of Catwalk by BriceChallamel Catwalking: Making of Catwalk by BriceChallamel
After Catwalk was featured here as a Daily Deviation, I received many comments and notes asking me how it was made.

Nothing more natural on this website, which is the home of a live community and from which I learned so much myself. I tried to answer the best I could, but this is the best answer I can give to all your questions and to the great welcome that this deviation has received: a complete walk through on the making of Catwalk.

As you will see, it is a long and technical process that includes preparation, photography, HDR, Photoshop afterwork and editing for the web. If you are not familiar with these, it will probably seem exotic. But if you are, I hope you can learn something from it and that it helps you in your creative process... To the point when you will share yourself what you have discovered and accomplished.

I can't wait to know what it will be and wish you many deviant thoughts in the meanwhile! ;)
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Given 2009-05-06
Catwalking: Making of Catwalk by =CharlieMacBell is more than a HDR tutorial,but an extensive guide of how this member creates detail,depth and atmosphere with a stunning result. Thank you for sharing. ( Featured by znow-white )
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AdriSuch Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
I Love that final photo! :)
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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melissapugs Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic tut, thanks very much :)
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, glad you enjoyed it! :)
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txay Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks for the tutorial!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome, glad you enjoyed it! :)
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mars506 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
I've been learning HDR and hyperfocal photography myself the past month with mixed results, but I'm very thankful for people like you who put up tutorials to help strangers like myself. Thank you very much for sharing this knowledge and stunning photo!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your comment, and don't give up: I was a "stranger" myself who was eagerly looking for tutorials not so long ago... And still learn something new almmost every day! ;)
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TiKy2010 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Most interessting! I never thought of creating a HDR out of HDRs... I'll test it =D

Thanks for sharing such great tutorial!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome. Can't wait to see what you'll do when you test it! :)
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dark-mm Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You !!!!!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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MyPhotos-Chris Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your help. I hope I can realize it :woohoo:
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well... I hope you improve it and let me know how it goes! :D
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MyPhotos-Chris Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll show you my work, but it is a long way. Because it isn't so easy.
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Eroha Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial, now to get the camera
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Step by step, one thing leads to another... ;)

Thank you for your comment! :)
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hozguler Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your detailed tutorial, you deserve all the faves that surprised you in numbers :)
Hakan
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well... One more to surprize me and make me :) !!!
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YujiSakai Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks to your tutorial..
it helps me alot.. ^^
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad! I hope you'll make the most of it... ;)
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YujiSakai Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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ladybug-designs Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
this is extrmely helpful, thank you :meow:
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome! :)
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atn73 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
MUY BUENO

Canon 40d !!! fiera makina. Grcias por el material.
que lente usaste?
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
14mm prime lens. Todavia hoy es la que uso mas, una maravilla! :)
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hoanam Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Thank for guide !!!...

Thank you , thank you very mush ....
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome. Thanks for leaving a nice comment! :)
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mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so coo
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mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I meant cool. :P
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you twice! :D
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Josh-Miller Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
MAN i love u .. u make my day ... thx extremely much!..
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice... Thanks! :)
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Artist
Awesome Work....
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Artist
your welcome! 8-)
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Tafkag Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Great tutorial. I like how you humbly admit that you are still a student.

I feel that if I ever get to a point where there is nothing left to learn then it would be time to hang up the camera and look for something else.

I'm a million miles from being close to that and I hope I never get there but I am glad to have learnt a little more about photography from your tutorial. Great work.
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for this great comment to my tutorial. It makes me glad to have done it, and hope to dicover the work it may have inspired you in the future... :)
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deadlowdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Great tutorial and amazing photo!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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ddjcomp Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Outstanding. What I want to say, is that HDR photography (and especially the way You do it) should be classified as a photo-manipulation. I don't know exact definition of it, but I just feel that HDR technique interfere with the reality too much (to be regarded as "photography").

Cheers, keep up with the good job!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your comment. I understand your perspective. Have a look however at "Last Ray of Light" if you have a minute (one of my latest posts here on DA). It's a panoramic HDR shot from 9 RAW files... and an impossible shot without HDR : the back of the rock would be plain black and the sun would have a huge flare. Yet most people believe it to be "normal" but is actually possible only for our eyes (which block or enhance the light) or for HDR treatment.

I do like to explore the possibilities in every possible way and to push to the limit. Sometimes it's Surrealist, sometimes Hyperrealist... Just images that come to my mind but in the end let's remember: photography is always an interpretation...

Cheers ! :ahoy:
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ddjcomp Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Huh, that's an interesting point of view. LRoL is a "holy-shit" one though! :D
I know what you mean, I also want to show a certain scene in the way I saw it. The case is, for what purpose and how much do you change the picture: if you want to just increase the tonal range or create something expressive and unreal.
But oh well. I like both ^^

(wtf ahooooy matey?! XD)
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mrotsten Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
nice tutorial, thats what has come of it: [link]

however i am not sure about my sky in the picture...
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for sharing!

Some colors could be a little desaturated, as the blue in the sky but also the red on the right wall bricks... Selective correction (if you have Photoshop) is the perfect tool for this. Else looks all good to me! :)

If you don't want the grain in the sky, "Neat Image" could get you rid of a part of it. Other options are to smoothen from the RAW file before editing the HDR or to push the "microsmoothing" button to the max for that layer in the tonemapping process (or all of the above for a smooooooooth sky! ;D)

Cheers,

Charlie
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mrotsten Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
thanks,

well i had my problems with the sky and the (originally) very dark left side of the picture. additional to that the original shot has bricks that look rather blue than red (great dutch weather makes horrible dark pictures...)

ill try that with the sky, i do have cs4, so no problem there

thanks for your advise
greetz
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ValdesBG Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is what I call detailed and very very helpfull tutorial!

Thank you for sharing your knowlige with us :)
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome, thanks for your comment! :)
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
awesome and usefull tutorial
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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