Behind the curtain Johnette portrait

Here is a portrait I created today of Johnnette. She is pictured here in the final shot with almost no post processing. I think I added just a tiny bit of brighness slider in lighroom but that is it.


The photo was taken on my D700 with ISO 500, shutter 1/60, and aperature of 3.2 on my 50mm 1.4 lens. So how I created it was I had her sitting in front of her piano with the lamp you can see on top of the piano on and another you can’t see hidden behind the piano also on pointed at the statue in the back, and another camera right and low on the floor lighting the background a little more. I had a 4′ silver bounce about 5 ‘ camera left that I pointed my flash at filling her in with soft flattering light from the left. I am very happy with the results!

About Seth Jacobson Photography

Living in Rhode Island and a bit obsessive about photography!!!

Posted on January 3, 2011, in behind the curtain, educational, iPhone photography, photo tips, portrait photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Nice photo!! I love her big buddha in the background ~ good choice to highlight it…

  2. I know that pretty lady!

    Wow, you might be the one person who could photograph me. I am pretty sure I don’t really look the way I do in photos–kinda like a giant toothball with a sunburn.

  3. What a lovely portrait! This captures a relaxed, but no less vibrant, moment with Johnnie. You both have every reason to be “happy with the results”!

  4. It’s a lovely picture of Johnnie! She looks relaxed and warm. I love showing her in her home – books, piano, etc.

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