Behind the Curtain/ Grace Magazine Cover photo/ Portrait Photography

I photographed Daphne Martin for the cover of Grace Magazine. Daphne is a wonderful musician and song writer, and I met her in her home to photograph this portrait. The photo came together sort of organically after looking at the space and seeing the clothes she had picked out for the shoot. Being a big fan of thematic colors, when I saw the red hat, red dress and red walls, I immediately saw the photo in my head.

Here is our finished portrait

Daphne Martin, cover photo for Grace Magazine by Seth Jacobson

I created this portrait using 2 lights one up and camera left with a spot grid on the flash, creating a very harsh light that shone down mostly on her head and shoulders, and a Ring flash to fill in the shadows a little so the dark parts of the portrait weren’t SUPER dark. I positioned her just off the wall and the ring flash made a wonderful shadow all around her body which looks super cool too!

The technical info on the photo for those of you that are interested was

Nikon D700 ISO 100 F5.6 shutter 1/200th

Here are some set up shots to show you the scene I changed my lens to a wide lens which allows you to see the ring flash on the camera itself and the other photo you can see that there is an umbrella which I tried but ended up not using in the final shot.

About Seth Jacobson Photography

Portrait, Wedding photographer. Living in Rhode Island. A bit Obsessive about photography!!!

Posted on August 18, 2012, in behind the curtain, Grace Magazine, photo tips, portrait photography and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Love the glow around her! Great shot!!!

  2. Yeah, the shadows work really well here. Nice portrait. Thanks for sharing your setup with us; I learn a lot from these.

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