Engagement Portrait Beavertail, Jamestown RI

I had the real pleasure of working at one of my favorite places in the world today, Beavertail in Jamestown Rhode Island! What a spot! I have photographed here many time and it is always a challenge to me to create a portrait that is beautiful and different from the last time I was here. I think I got it! and here is how I did it!

It was a SUPER windy day with bright sun almost straight up over head. Which if you don’t know makes it REALLY hard to photograph… So I put Jim and Nicole is a small patch of shade next to an old abandoned building. in order to get a good exposure for them I had to make the background to bright as you can see here

beavertail portrait with no lights added

This test shot was taken at ISO 100, shutter of 250th at F6.3

Here is a crude drawing to show you the lighting set up

Then I dropped the exposure down to make the sky show the beautiful clouds behind them and put speed light off about 5 feet to my right with no modifiers just a bare flash at full power again ISO 100 shutter 250th, and F8 and here is what we got! Awesome !!! I am excited about this!

Portrait at Beavertail in Jamestown RI

About Seth Jacobson Photography

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

Posted on August 24, 2011, in educational, photo tips, portrait photography and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. love the 2nd shot! great sky …

  2. Deedra Durocher

    You should be excited! I know how difficult it is given those conditions. That’s a great shot! Once again, I’m very impressed.

  3. Beautiful photos… Looks so sweet and natural. ^^

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