Sabrina L. Greene-Fine Art Photographer
If you had told me years ago my favorite subject to photograph was going to be people I would have hysterically laughed. When I first picked up a camera in college, I thought the only subjects I would take photos of were going to be flowers and streams. Yet, here I am over 15 years later photographing weddings, families, and more as a career!
I’m Sabrina L. Greene, the “L” is for Louise, and I am a Fine Art Wedding and Portrait Photographer serving Asheville, Waynesville, Hendersonville, and the surrounding areas. I am also a highly experienced Photoshop Artist, Retoucher, and Painter.
What is a Fine Art Photographer?
A fine art photographer is one who uses their unique vision to tell a message, story, or emotion within everything they capture.
Fine art photography uses traditional art techniques such as creative composition, lighting, and post-production to really take their images to a level of high art.
For example, since I regularly study art and the human form for my paintings it naturally translates into how I photograph my subjects.
On a wedding day it is common to find me moving and “staging” items and creating compositions of details such as rings, flowers, and more.
My post-production, editing, techniques are highly developed and lend to my images often looking like paintings. I even have my very own “color recipe” I add to my images.
Is this not what all photographers do?
No, every photographer has a different style, but we typically fall within genres such as traditional, photojournalistic or documentary, vintage, fashion, etc.
However, I do pull from other styles such as traditional, fashion, and photojournalism throughout a wedding day or session to have a well-rounded set of images to tell my clients stories.
What sets you apart?
I would have to say my vision I have for those I photograph.
Right before I click the shutter on my camera, I have an instantaneous flash of inspiration of what the finished image will look like.
My clients love my use of detail in their images and often tell me that I capture the moods and emotions of them perfectly.
I hold an English degree from Mars Hill University, therefore, I naturally gravitate to stories. In my opinion, I believe everyone, and everything has a story to tell. It is just my job to show the world what those stories are and draw attention to them.
Photoshop Retoucher & Artist
Another thing that sets me apart from other photographers in the region, and beyond, is that I am highly skilled in the Adobe programs of Photoshop and Lightroom.
As I was learning photography and experimenting in the early years, I discovered the joys of photo manipulation. I enjoyed it so much that I got sidetracked for about two years studying the ins and outs of Photoshop.
I had a wonderful mentor who taught me “just enough” and challenged me daily for over two years to explore my creativity in this program. She was a beta tester for Photoshop back when it was being created.
I learned to retouch images before I perfected my shooting techniques!
This unique skill set allows me to assure my clients that I can handle most insecurity issues they may have. As well as, allows me to bring unique ideas they may have to fruition as well!
What do you enjoy most about photographing people?
People never believe this when I tell them, but I am an introvert.
“But you are so bubbly! You cannot possibly be an introvert!”
I hear this line all the time but in fact, I am highly introverted, but people fascinate me.
For anyone who has taken the Myers Briggs Typology test in college, or for a job interview, I am an INFJ.
This means I love people and their stories, but I must have extended periods of quiet to recharge. We INFJ’s also love the arts.
Being a photographer allows me to connect with others in a way that I never thought possible. I was so introverted when I started photography no one knew I was around. The camera became a symbol and tool for me to learn to interact with the world.
I can attend social gatherings and chat with anyone if I am going to take their picture. Then observe what is going on from a hidden position and capture their own experiences.
After it is all said and done, I get to go home to my “quiet space,” turn on jazz or classical music and relive the session or wedding as I edit.
It really is the perfect career for me and I would love to learn more about you and help you in capturing your unique stories!