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Shot of my daughter at her 26th birthday party…taken with the pop-up camera flash and a piece of white cardboard to soften the flash.
Nikon D60 with kit lens 55-200mm at 55mm
f 8 1/40 sec ISO 400 Jpeg file
Featured in Colour and light March 2011
Featured in The Silky Touch March 2011

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I like to blur the line between Art and Photography. I am addicted to taking photographs and then manipulating them. All images including textures and artwork are my own.
There are many subjects that interest me, but my favourite is people…and I think the hardest to capture.
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  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 4 years ago

    gorgeous portraiture jillian – very impressive, the white cardboard has softened the flash beautifully, love the crop and tones and your daughter is beautiful

  • Jillian Merlot
    Jillian Merlotalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks Carol you are soooo supportive.

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparalmost 4 years ago

    Grear Work .!!

  • Thanks!

    – Jillian Merlot

  • Jeanne Sheridan
    Jeanne Sheridanalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful light! I have used the same trick… Also use gauze wrapped around the flash itself for candids. Looks crummy but works real nice :-)

  • Thanks Jeanne. I also used at a wedding shoot baking paper in a cardboard window.

    – Jillian Merlot

  • Jeanne Sheridan
    Jeanne Sheridanalmost 4 years ago

    What a great idea!! I was doing a shoot for a restaurant and covered a big piece of cardboard with crumpled up aluminum foil. It made a great reflector of the natural light coming through the window, They had plenty of foil and pizza boxes LOL!

  • SuddenJim
    SuddenJimalmost 3 years ago

    an all around nice portrait and beautiful subject

  • I am so fortunate to have beautiful models as daughters.

    – Jillian Merlot

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparalmost 3 years ago

    Nice Work …!

  • Thanks :))

    – Jillian Merlot

  • anton69
    anton69almost 3 years ago

    Perhaps a better title might be “Blonde N Black N Gorgeous” Just a thought. ;)

  • LOL Thanks for the suggestion. I know she’s gorgeous but I am biased as she has my genes.

    – Jillian Merlot

  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliotover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous image Jillian

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