Dave Hill famous commercial photographer, is born in San Diego and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. The effects (mix of HDR and photo illustration) that he applies to his photographs are truly amazing.
Dave doesn’t use a simple Photoshop plugin, he pays particular attention to the lights. Here you can read an interesting article about it (part.1 – part.2). His technique requires a combination of good lighting and right moves in Photoshop. We recommend you a visit at his website to see more about his works and also the backstages.
His technique does not have a precise name, but it’s so popular that you can find a lot of tutorials that try to emulate dave’s technics, some with good results.
This effect is awesome also on printed photos for calendars or photo cards