View Full Version : Trying something a little different
12-29-2011, 05:43 PM
I took some inspiration from famous photographer Jill Greenberg and tried my hand at her style of lighting. I don't have enough lights or practice to do it right yet, but here's what I came up with. As usual all comments are welcome.
You can see some of her work here http://www.jillgreenberg.com/Work/photos
12-29-2011, 06:40 PM
And what's wrong with that? Enough lights or not I think it is a good portrait. It is nice and sharp, with good colour and I do like the back lighting. The only comment I have I would have had the model looking straight at the camera. But hey, that is my choice and you would not like to see some of the disasters I have produced trying to take portraits. I am no good at taking people photos.
12-29-2011, 08:31 PM
looks like you matched her shots to me
Nicely done Jim. Jill Greenberg certainly does some nice portraits. I love the way her lighting is even but has a nice softness.
12-30-2011, 04:00 AM
Thank you for the comments, delboy. I just like the model looking off camera sometimes. It just feels more dramatic to me I guess.
Thank you also Sandra and Kaye for your comments and support :). You should all check out my last post as well titled "Having fun with my new lights". There's a couple really fun shots in that one.
12-30-2011, 09:28 PM
This is a fine portrait, Jim. I happen to like portraits with subject looking off to the distance, but I also like the straight on shots!
12-30-2011, 11:56 PM
Thank you, Marianne. I like them both ways too.
12-31-2011, 02:48 AM
Dude... what's wrong with it? You knocked it out!
12-31-2011, 03:29 AM
Thanks Doug, maybe someday I'll catch up with the quality you always seem to achieve. :cool:. Speaking of which, I could sure use some pointers on using my external flash for fill light on outdoors portraits. Do you use external flash for your fill or do you have battery-powered strobe?
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