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An attempt at recreating the style of Jill Greenberg. Some people will like it, others will hate it.

I personally really like the way it's turned out.

This is the fantastic model Jelena P. who I believe will do very well in her modelling career.

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:17-85
Recording media:ISO 100 RAW
Title:Jelena
Username:EnigmaPhoto EnigmaPhoto
Uploaded:20 Feb 2007 - 10:34 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flash, Flash / lighting, Greenberg, Lighting, Model, Photoshop, Portraits / people, Studio, Tfp
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DiegoDesigns
20 Feb 2007 - 10:44 AM

Beautifully 'manipulated'. As an admirer of Jill Greenberg, I think you've managed to emulate the style very well indeed.

Dave

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GregorP
GregorP  9 Slovenia
20 Feb 2007 - 11:01 AM

Fantastic shot! I like your colour treatment!

Gregor

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2007 - 1:31 PM

Nice manipulation and shot.

Mark.

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geniehawk
geniehawk  7180 forum posts England
20 Feb 2007 - 1:57 PM

I confess to not knowing Jill Greenberg's work but having seen this shot I will now go away and look it up, I think it's fantastic!
Jean.

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stevenb
stevenb e2 Member 10260 forum postsstevenb vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2007 - 2:52 PM

Top draw photography, I like this Dean.

Bill

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geniehawk
geniehawk  7180 forum posts England
21 Feb 2007 - 10:55 AM

Having now looked up Jill Greenberg's work I can see what you were working towards. I think you have achieved what you set out to do very well. Great.

Jean.

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EnigmaPhoto
21 Feb 2007 - 12:21 PM

Thanks for the kind comments everyone. I still have some things to refine, but I feel I'm getting closer now.

I'll try to upload some more.

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Topcat
Topcat  9
21 Feb 2007 - 9:40 PM

Wow Thats a great portrait

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2007 - 10:27 PM

Congrats now on the EC, a great technique by the look of it.

Paul

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ading  10 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 - 8:46 AM

Excellent portrait and a very deserve EC! Congrats from me! Cheers, Abdul

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2007 - 8:48 AM

This looks so good, it's (almost) unreal!

Conrad

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EnigmaPhoto
22 Feb 2007 - 9:04 AM

Whao... another EC!!! And more great comments.

Thanks so much for the feedback. I've learned a lot from the constructive critiscism from everyone and the helpful posts on the forum (started by Henchard I may add).

I'm really enjoying this style of manipulation.

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2007 - 10:46 AM

I think it is bloody brilliant!

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DiegoDesigns
22 Feb 2007 - 10:49 AM

Many congratulations on the Editor's Choice award, well deserved.

Dave

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tull
tull  10181 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 - 2:01 PM

Awesome portrait a well deserved EC.

Mark.

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JouŠo
JouŠo  956 forum posts Finland
22 Feb 2007 - 2:09 PM

love it......love that halo-effect

Jouko

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Life
Life  7
22 Feb 2007 - 2:14 PM

Well done Dean this is excellent. I have tried this type of technique myself without so much joy. I would love to know your lighting set up.

TJ

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nip'n'tuck
22 Feb 2007 - 3:10 PM

What is there not to like about this. I think it is a cracking image, everything about it from the composition to the presentation. Well deserved EC Sylv.

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JulieTinton
22 Feb 2007 - 5:14 PM

I'm also inspired by Jill Greenberg, you've done a great job here!

Well done on the EC too!

Julie

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JulieTinton
22 Feb 2007 - 7:17 PM

Hey Dean, thanks for all you inspiring comments! Found your portfolio pretty amazing so feel very flattered you liked mine!

Thanks! Julie

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EnigmaPhoto
22 Feb 2007 - 10:56 PM

Reading through I just noticed Life's comment.

On this shot I used two beauty dishes to the side as two key lights (I know... breaking the rules again). Quite powerful and spilling to the background.

A large softbox above (about 30 degrees) and directly in front of the model used as fill light.

The two strong side lights provide most highlights. The front box provide soft highlights, which I build upon using the techniques touched upon by Amy Dresser

Hope that helps a little.

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Life  7
23 Feb 2007 - 12:52 AM

Thanks for your reply Dean it is much appreciated. I will try this when I get a chance at college.

Thanks again

TJ

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CathyT e2 Member 87253 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2007 - 11:02 AM

Congrats on the EC...

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blueorchid
24 Feb 2007 - 12:57 AM

Absolutley stunning image.
Cheers
Paul

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Topcat
Topcat  9
24 Feb 2007 - 1:49 PM

What manipulation have you done on it ?

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EnigmaPhoto
25 Feb 2007 - 9:11 AM

Hi Topcat. No big secrets really to be honest.

Read this Smoothing the skin

And if you do a search on Jill Greenberg or Amy Dresser (here on ePhotozine) you'll find Henchards thread about the rest of the technique.

Apart from adding the radial gradient, it was all lighting really.

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vparmar  9 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 - 8:39 AM

superb image - good lighting and very well presented

vinny

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Mike Gray  9382 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 - 8:43 AM

Well done on your EC and POTW.

Mike

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EnigmaPhoto
26 Feb 2007 - 9:31 AM

OMG! Imagine my shock to open up Ephotozine and see my photo staring back at me from the front page!.

I'm currently shaking and a fuzzy sort of happy.

Thanks to Pete for the EC and POTW.

Thanks to everyone who liked my photo enough to give me RC.

I'm soooo happy about this.

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MikeJ63
MikeJ63  8 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 - 10:02 AM

Excellent image. Congrats on the EC, RC and POTW. CLICK.
Mike

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ColinT-B
ColinT-B  738 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2007 - 10:08 AM

You should be happy, its a great image. Congratulations on your awards and thanks for sharing your tips and techniques. Enjoy your awards and we look forward to seeing more.
Colin

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CanonMan e2 Member 12457 forum postsCanonMan vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2007 - 10:18 AM

Stunning portrait.

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xanda
xanda  10244 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2007 - 10:57 AM

This is an extraordinary portrait in every respect. Very well deserved EC, RC and POTW Smile

Simon.

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collywobles
26 Feb 2007 - 1:57 PM

A beautiful portrait

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ripleysalien
26 Feb 2007 - 3:02 PM

Stunning

Steve

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contemporary dave

Very good indeed - a nice clean shot.

Well done.

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Toppix
Toppix  956 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2007 - 4:56 PM

Hi,
First let me say that most of your work is of very high quality..... but this really is exceptional.
I have been busy with work and moving house recently and have had little time for photography or commenting but had to come out of semi-retirement (comments wise) and comment on this.
The lighting, model, manipulation and overall effect are truly impressive and this image would grace any gallery.
Ian

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franken e2 Member 112914 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2007 - 5:51 PM

Simply superb!

Ken

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2007 - 7:19 AM

Clever work and a good effect.

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ian walker
27 Feb 2007 - 9:09 AM

good portrait

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canongirl08
27 Feb 2007 - 4:05 PM

Stunning portrait! Excellent effect!
would love to know how to do this!
Congrats on the EC,POTW and RC!
Truly deserved
click
regards
chelseak

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scata
scata  7 Romania
28 Feb 2007 - 11:26 AM

great shot...great

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CecilyC
CecilyC  8
28 Feb 2007 - 1:05 PM

Stunning image; looks like a portrait of some 80's superstar!

Cat

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tepot
tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Feb 2007 - 1:24 PM

excellent work, maybe you could do a tutorial on this technique?

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Big_Beavis e2 Member 9Big_Beavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2007 - 8:53 AM

Fantastic work, a well deserved 100th click.

David

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EnigmaPhoto
2 Mar 2007 - 9:11 AM

Yipee! My first photo with 100 clicks.

Thanks sooo much everyone including the ePz team who chose this as POTW. This has really built my confidence.

Just for info I'm about half way through writing a tutorial so hopefully I'll be able to start handing out the URL in a few weeks. It's looking quite lengthy so I'm not sure if Pete will be able to make it into a technique entry or not.

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mtbrider
mtbrider  10
3 Mar 2007 - 6:20 PM

If he can't I'm willing to have it emailed! I like it that much...

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Mjhearne
Mjhearne  7432 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2007 - 5:08 PM

Fantastic portrait!
The best i have seen since i joined!
Well deserved EC!!
Well done,

Matthew!

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rosegold
rosegold  10
5 Mar 2007 - 6:24 PM

Lovely woman and great shot, love it Smile I bet Jelena does too! Thanks ~ Clare

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 10428 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2007 - 10:36 AM

Cracking work

db

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paulcr
paulcr e2 Member 91536 forum postspaulcr vcard Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2007 - 5:19 PM

Brillant, how did I miss this. Paul

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Dave_Tyrer
11 Jun 2008 - 10:51 AM

Terrific shot!

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franka
franka  5 Panama
1 Sep 2008 - 3:11 PM

Smple,Beatiful

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