Monthly Archives: December 2011

Rhode Island Portrait Project Dean Logan: behind the curtain

 

I am very proud of this portrait of Dean Logan which was taken in the court room at Roger Williams Law School. Here are the technical details of how it was created.

The lens I used was an 85 mm set to F6.3 shutter 1/80th ISO 400

Using an orange filter on my main light which was about 5 feet away and set camera left and shot through an umbrella. A second light was set about 12 feet back and shot through a spot grid to keep the light set on just him and not spill out and cause lens flair. You can see the effect of this light over his shoulder camera right. I adjusted the white balance in camera to that light turned the chairs blue but left Dean Logan natural looking. You can see what the photo looked like with no added lights and with the lights firing

 

The Rhode Island Portrait Project: Dean David Logan, Roger Williams Law School

I have another installment of my very exciting portrait project. I love my community and there are some amazing people making Rhode Island a wonderful place to live. I have decided to photograph the people who are really making “IT” happen here in my community in a (hopefully) creative and fun way that tells a story about who those people are and what they are doing for their respective businesses.

This most recent portrait is of David Logan. David is the Dean of Roger Williams Law school. You can see The Roger Williams law school website here

and the Dean’s Blog here

When I sat down with David to talk about this portrait what struck me was the enthusiasm for teaching that he possesses and his desire to create an environment that his students can thrive in. Logan is truly a man driven to make Roger Williams Law School a great place of learning. I decided to photograph David in the student’s perspective at the school because he is so student focused. I think we pulled it off! What do you think!

Dean David Logan for the Rhode Island Portrait Project

The Rhode Island Portrait Project Jeremy Walsh

I have another installment of my very exciting portrait project. I love my community and there are some amazing people making Rhode Island a wonderful place to live. I have decided to photograph the people who are really making “IT” happen here in my community in a (hopefully) creative and fun way that tells a story about who those people are and what they are doing for their respective businesses.

This most recent portrait is of Jeremy Walsh of “The Right Click” computer store. Here is their website  as well as Jeremy’s Twitter account and his Facebook Page Jeremy is a wonderful guy that does an excellent job with his very successful business providing computer support and networking to small businesses and home users in the greater Rhode Island area. I have referred many friends and clients to The right-click, and have used them myself as well. Always a quick turn around time at a reasonable price. I met Jeremy many years ago in BNI for those of you that don’t know BNI and have a business that works on referrals check it out!

Jeremy Walsh of "The Right Click" for the Rhode Island Portrait Project

Mystic Seaport photos for Grace Magazine

I am very proud to have photographed the cover of Grace magazine this month! Super cool! The cover photo is of Rhoda Hopkins Root volunteer coordinator at Mystic Seaport. Rhoda is a very dynamic and charming woman and I feel like we really nailed a wonderful portrait! Here is the cover

 

Rhoda Hopkins Root on the cover of Grace Magazine photo by Seth Jacobson

I also went back to the Seaport another day to photograph this magical place at dusk. They were extremely flexible with me and my ridiculous request to climb the mast of their biggest ship and photograph from the crow’s nest! This photo also is in the magazine. What a fun job I have to get to do stuff like this!

Mystic Seaport

 

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