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By EnigmaPhoto
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.

Tags: Model Photoshop Flash Studio Tfp Lighting Digitally manipulated Greenberg Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: rosegold, elman1, AntonyB and 125 more

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DiegoDesigns 11 117 6 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2007 10:44AM
Beautifully 'manipulated'. As an admirer of Jill Greenberg, I think you've managed to emulate the style very well indeed.


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GregorP 12 4 Slovenia
20 Feb 2007 11:01AM
Fantastic shot! I like your colour treatment!

MarkT 12 119 2 England
20 Feb 2007 1:31PM
Nice manipulation and shot.

geniehawk 10 181 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2007 1:57PM
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!
stevenb Plus
14 260 6 England
20 Feb 2007 2:52PM
Top draw photography, I like this Dean.

geniehawk 10 181 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2007 10:55AM
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.

EnigmaPhoto 12 487 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2007 12:21PM
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.
Topcat 13 3
21 Feb 2007 9:40PM
Wow Thats a great portrait
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
21 Feb 2007 10:27PM
Congrats now on the EC, a great technique by the look of it.

ading 13 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 8:46AM
Excellent portrait and a very deserve EC! Congrats from me! Cheers, Abdul
conrad 13 10.9k 116
22 Feb 2007 8:48AM
This looks so good, it's (almost) unreal!

EnigmaPhoto 12 487 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 9:04AM
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.
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
22 Feb 2007 10:46AM
I think it is bloody brilliant!
DiegoDesigns 11 117 6 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 10:49AM
Many congratulations on the Editor's Choice award, well deserved.

tull 14 181 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 2:01PM
Awesome portrait a well deserved EC.

JouŠo 13 56 Finland
22 Feb 2007 2:09PM
love that halo-effect

Life 11 3
22 Feb 2007 2:14PM
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.

User_Removed 13 4 11 England
22 Feb 2007 3:10PM
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.
JulieTinton 11 39 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 5:14PM
I'm also inspired by Jill Greenberg, you've done a great job here!

Well done on the EC too!

JulieTinton 11 39 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 7:17PM
Hey Dean, thanks for all you inspiring comments! Found your portfolio pretty amazing so feel very flattered you liked mine!

Thanks! Julie
EnigmaPhoto 12 487 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 10:56PM
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.
Life 11 3
23 Feb 2007 12:52AM
Thanks for your reply Dean it is much appreciated. I will try this when I get a chance at college.

Thanks again

CathyT 11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2007 11:02AM
Congrats on the EC...
blueorchid 11 27
24 Feb 2007 12:57AM
Absolutley stunning image.
Topcat 13 3
24 Feb 2007 1:49PM
What manipulation have you done on it ?
EnigmaPhoto 12 487 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2007 9:11AM
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.
vparmar 12 7 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 8:39AM
superb image - good lighting and very well presented

Mike Gray 13 382 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 8:43AM
Well done on your EC and POTW.

EnigmaPhoto 12 487 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 9:31AM
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.
MikeJ63 12 8 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 10:02AM
Excellent image. Congrats on the EC, RC and POTW. CLICK.
ColinT-B 11 38 3 England
26 Feb 2007 10:08AM
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.
CanonMan 15 524 4 England
26 Feb 2007 10:18AM
Stunning portrait.
xanda 13 244 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 10:57AM
This is an extraordinary portrait in every respect. Very well deserved EC, RC and POTW Smile

collywobles 13 4.0k 10 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 1:57PM
A beautiful portrait
ripleysalien 10 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 3:02PM

26 Feb 2007 3:13PM
Very good indeed - a nice clean shot.

Well done.
Toppix 12 56 1 England
26 Feb 2007 4:56PM
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.
franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 5:51PM
Simply superb!

ericfaragh 14 142 4 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2007 7:19AM
Clever work and a good effect.
ian walker 13 716 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2007 9:09AM
good portrait
canongirl08 12 18 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2007 4:05PM
Stunning portrait! Excellent effect!
would love to know how to do this!
Congrats on the EC,POTW and RC!
Truly deserved
scata 10 Romania
28 Feb 2007 11:26AM
great shot...great
CecilyC 11
28 Feb 2007 1:05PM
Stunning image; looks like a portrait of some 80's superstar!

tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
28 Feb 2007 1:24PM
excellent work, maybe you could do a tutorial on this technique?
2 Mar 2007 8:53AM
Fantastic work, a well deserved 100th click.

EnigmaPhoto 12 487 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2007 9:11AM
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.
mtbrider 13 3
3 Mar 2007 6:20PM
If he can't I'm willing to have it emailed! I like it that much...
Mjhearne 10 432 4 Scotland
4 Mar 2007 5:08PM
Fantastic portrait!
The best i have seen since i joined!
Well deserved EC!!
Well done,

rosegold 13 4
5 Mar 2007 6:24PM
Lovely woman and great shot, love it Smile I bet Jelena does too! Thanks ~ Clare
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2007 10:36AM
Cracking work

paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
14 Nov 2007 5:19PM
Brillant, how did I miss this. Paul
Dave_Tyrer 10 64 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2008 10:51AM
Terrific shot!
franka 9 Panama
1 Sep 2008 3:11PM

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