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The demystification of Jill Greenberg!!!

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Old 05-18-2009, 05:53 PM
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Re: The demystification of Jill Greenberg!!!

Hello @all, this is my first post and i see that this thread is very old. But i heard and saw the amazing pictures of Jill Greenberg yesterday first. I read a lot of your posts above and other in this awesome Community about this Style. I like her pictures as well and i´m going to experiment with this.

Here is my result with a snapshot of my cousins cat called "Gentleman".

Thanx a lot of your replay and sorry for my bad English - i´m German.
I´ve used a lot of Dodging & Burning and PWL.

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Martin
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:52 PM
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Hi again.
ok i think the cat example was not so good!
Here is my first "right" test to learn about the Jill Greenberg Style.
I used a Stockphoto to play with PS.

I hope you like it and i´m where on the "right" Way. I know this work is not perfect and the picture quality to show it here is under 100 kb!

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Old 06-11-2009, 03:18 PM
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Re: The demystification of Jill Greenberg!!!

Hi all, this is my first post & as a keen amateur photogrpher i am looking to learn how to enhance my photo's.

TimeActor, i like your examples you posted, can you let me know hw you came to these results, maybe a tutorial or workflow.

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Old 06-11-2009, 03:24 PM
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@TimeActor
Sei mir nicht böse aber das hat nichts mit beiden Stilen zu tun.
Start to create the effect in photography not in photoshop.
If you dont have the right pictures you cant do this kind of effekt.
Wrong way....

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Old 06-12-2009, 06:54 AM
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Re: The demystification of Jill Greenberg!!!

@Calvin,
warum sollte ich dir böse sein? ;-)
Um dahinter zu kommen muss man viel probieren.
You are right Calvin! The Key is the Picture with the correct Lightset.
At this time i´m at planing to become a Studio and going to buy 2 porty´s for outdoor shootings. When i´ve the right pictures to get this style i´ll post it here.
Thanx in advance!
Martin

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Old 07-01-2009, 05:49 AM
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Re: The demystification of Jill Greenberg!!!

I am busy trying to get close to the look of Jill Greenberg's toodler photos but to be honest it's not very easy. I'm not even sure if I want to copy her style totally, but when trying out to get there I'll properly learn a lot and also develop my own style & creativity.

A lot of the style is just pure feeling and experience + of course a dose of the right equipment and photoshop knowledge. Therefore I doubt anyone could copy her style 100%.

Anyway I want to share a picture which might get close to it, let me know what you think. I am still battling a little with the skin and overall color...
The light setup wasn't the same as Jill uses so the look differes as well from that too.

!! To prevent any kind of sorrows ...the toodler on the picture is my own son. He didn't got heart or hit while the shooting. It was one or two of about 30 pictures where he got a bit upset and bored at the end, therefore I got that crying shot. There are sveral where he smiles or does any other funny poses. But for the attempt to get close to Jills toodler photo I chose this one.

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Old 07-01-2009, 12:25 PM
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Re: The demystification of Jill Greenberg!!!

Isn't that the same picture Calvin just used in his Online Live tutorial.
Sure looks the same.
In anycase send Calvin an e-mail or watch his next live tutorial if he cares to explain it again. He did copy it rather well.
I like how he change his grey background to that green tone with the softlight layer trick...:+}
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:49 PM
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Isn't that the same picture Calvin just used in his Online Live tutorial.
Sure looks the same.
In anycase send Calvin an e-mail or watch his next live tutorial if he cares to explain it again. He did copy it rather well.
I like how he change his grey background to that green tone with the softlight layer trick...:+}
Snook
Hi Snook,

I was part of the presentation on sunday night.The picture Calvin showed on his presentation is one of the serie I made with my son in the studio. Calvin is a frined of mine and I gave him a one of my RAW files. He wanted to test some of his post production on it.

Meanwhile I worked also on one of it. It's nice to see that be both came to a complete other style of the picture but did almost the same post work on it. Therefore it is so difficult to "copy" someone cause there is a lot of experience, different taste and feeling in it. I think if you have a idol and you try to copy him or her it actually helps you to learn a lot while doing it and better your own style.

here you can see calvin's interpretation: http://calvinhollywood.deviantart.co...YING-127392600

I changed the gray color of the background differently. i used a selective color layer and adjusted the gray tones.

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Old 07-01-2009, 02:56 PM
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Re: The demystification of Jill Greenberg!!!

Sehr schön Thorsten!
Good work Valuga! For me it seems you are close to the JG style. Can you talk about your lightset and retouching. I think it is a lot of D&B - right?
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Hi Snook,

I was part of the presentation on sunday night.The picture Calvin showed on his presentation is one of the serie I made with my son in the studio. Calvin is a frined of mine and I gave him a one of my RAW files. He wanted to test some of his post production on it.

Meanwhile I worked also on one of it. It's nice to see that be both came to a complete other style of the picture but did almost the same post work on it. Therefore it is so difficult to "copy" someone cause there is a lot of experience, different taste and feeling in it. I think if you have a idol and you try to copy him or her it actually helps you to learn a lot while doing it and better your own style.

here you can see calvin's interpretation: http://calvinhollywood.deviantart.co...YING-127392600

I changed the gray color of the background differently. i used a selective color layer and adjusted the gray tones.

regards
OK. I was confused by your request.
You did a great Job I think. It looks just like a JG shot and post production.
Your should be happy with your results.
I got in late but did not see exactly how Calvin change the background color so easily but remember him talking about it before.
Maybe showing the lighting set up could help some fellow members as you have done a good job.
Be proud of you and your son...

P.S. how do you do you changing of the background color with select color?
Always interested in new ways of skinning the cat myself..


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