How do i get Jill Greenberg effect?

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  1. katerolla

    katerolla No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I love the effect that Jill Greenberg does with her photos, does anyone know how to get this effect or are there any tutorials on this effect
    Jill Greenberg :: The Manipulator
     
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    I know how to light it,

    You'll need a ringlight around the camera axis, not necessarily on it, two umbrellas about 45 degrees, two more umbrellas 45 degrees behind the subject, or have the kickers bare, and a background light, but that part can be done in post if you shoot on a green screen.

    Than hire whoever does her post-production.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    A ton of post there too, eyes, face, suit. Ashton looks like PLASTIC MAN.
     
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    I guess that's why she's called the'manipulator'.. Interesting though , I had never heard of her until now.

    To echo what others have said - it's a mix of lighting and pp. A lot of her portraits looks as if she's used a soft front light (ring light), as well as some harsher backlighting from the sides and from above to give is some more depth. Add that with a LOT of skin smoothing and retouching and you get what appears to be her style.
     
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    Yeah, I'll have to say I'm not a fan. I recognize the skill involved, but I think there's just waaaay too much post in her shots.
     
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    Looks to me like she paints over the photos quite extensively... take a drawing/painting class, go to art school for 4 years, and then you should be good to go. ;)
     
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    Tonal contrast adjustment, skin smoothing.
    She probably loads it in a program that does it for her, wild guess.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have an article in a UK mag about those shots, i'll try and find it
     
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    Looks like her PP probably uses some Lucis Art or Topaz type of thing.
     
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    I knew her work was very familiar! I saw the first few shots and I thought "Hey, I bet she did the Dexter/Michael C. Hall shots for Showtime." I was right. :lol:

    I like it. I'm not a fan of TOO much PP usually, but this time it's more of an art/painting effect rather than a completely fake looking photo.
     
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    The more I look at it, the more I just don't think that image is very good. His posture is so awkward, like a neanderthal. His expression is very strange and also awkward. His fingers are cut off. Not a fan at all...
     

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