Monthly Archives: January 2012

Behind the curtain with The Rhode Island Portrait Project (Katherine Quinn)

Katherine Quinn for The Rhode Island Portrait Project

I photographed Katherine Quinn for the Rhode Island Portrait Project using a 70-200 mm VR Nikon lens on my D700 body set to ISO 800

I used 3 lights a 43″ Octabox set up and camera left about 5′ away from Katherine this was my main light, a smaller soft box set about 15′ back and camera right this light you can see on her neck and cheek. I wanted this light to be very subtle and barely show. And last I used a ring flash to fill in again in a very subtle way some of the shadows on her. The location we chose Fete club in Providence RI has this wonderful art piece which has a spot light on it, as well as having some purple lights on in the club which show as well.  Here is a set up drawing for your dining and dancing pleasure

And also Thank you to Brad Smith for providing me with these set up shots!

The Rhode Island Portrait Project Katherine Quinn

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.

Katherine is a singer/song writer. We talked quite a bit about the effect that music has on her and the way she feels when she is not only playing it but listening to it too. I think we all have our own personal relationship with music. Katherine really feels a lightness and freedom that comes with music, so I wanted to capture her with that spirit in mind. We went to Fete Club in Providence RI for the location. Their website is right here Fete has a wonderful atmosphere I highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t yet! Here is the portrait as always click on the photo to see it at it’s right size and tell me what you think about it!

Katherine Quinn for The Rhode Island Portrait Project

The Towers Narragansett Rhode Island

This is a photograph of the Towers Narragansett RI that I took last year. The Towers is one of my favorite places in the world hosting many weddings, and public events like music and dancing every thursday night in the summer time for the past 14 years!

The Towers Narragansett RI

Family Portrait Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family Portrait Cape Cod Massachusetts

I had the pleasure of photographing Bobbie and her family out on Cape Cod recently. With this unseasonably warm weather we were able to do it out side! WOW in the middle of winter! What I am always striving for in a portrait is to capture the people in it 1st in a beautiful way but also as they are for real. I want my portraits to reflect the people who I am photographing in an emotional way. I think we nailed it! As always click on the portrait to see it at the correct size

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