Monthly Archives: February 2012

Behind the Curtain Portrait at The Garde Theater of Jeanne Sigel

I photographed Jeanne Sigel at The Garde Theater in New London CT for Grace Magazine. After meeting with Jeanne and seeing this spectacular venue, the photo became clear in my mind. We needed to have this be not only a photograph of Jeanne, but a portrait of The Garde itself as well. After some test shots I realized that I needed to get up higher so that the photo had even edges and wasn’t so tilted up looking. I also wanted the photo to have the color more balanced as it was heavy on the orange and red tones, so working with the lighting designer at The Theater I had him put two blue spot lights right on Jeanne. This created almost a face as if Jeanne was looking at the Theater and the Theater was looking back at her. They had a lift there that I set up my tripod on and climbed a ladder to get up next to the camera (as there wasn’t enough room on the lift for me and the tripod) after composing the photo and getting my exposure correct (ISO 560, 20mm lens, 1.6 seconds shutter, and F9 aperture) I tripped the shutter using a cable release cord because the lift was very wobbly. Here is the final photo as it appeared in the magazine as well as some set up shots.

The Garde Theater New London CT

The Garde unfinished shot

Rhode Island Portrait Project Video


I am super proud of this video that the very talented Marc Creedon made for The Rhode Island Portrait Project! You can visit

his website here

If you are in need of a video for your social media efforts I highly recommend Marc!

Grace Magazine Cover Photo

I am extremely proud to show you my cover photo for the most recent Grace Magazine

The portrait is of Susette Tibus who is on the board of trustees for The Mystic Aquarium 

Susette Tibus by Seth Jacobson

Light The Way

Light The Way

Photographers: Want to learn more about
lighting techniques and posing in a dynamic, hands-on workshop?
Want to experiment with new equipment (or better understand the equipment you already own) in a fun, supportive environment?
Bring your camera  and your lighting questions to Light The Wat at Fete Club on March 24th from 10:00 to 3:00. Hosted by Brad Smith Photography and Seth Jacobson Photography, the program will include strategies for creating dynamic and dramatic lighting scenarios. There will be an opportunity for peer feedback and review of your work. We believe in learning by doing, so this is not a lecture. This is an interactive program with a strong emphasis on play. We will have models on hand and participants will have the opportunity to immediately test and apply what they learn in a creative, supportive setting.
The venue will also allow us to explore the most common challenges we face (as wedding and portrait photographers, at indoor events, etc.)
About the venue: Located in the historic Onleyville section of Providence, The Fete Club is a colorful, eclectic boutique music venue. Its mission is to provide an atmosphere of education, collaboration and celebration for artists and musicians, and to culturally enhance its community at-large. Original artwork is featured throughout the club. Visit fetemusic.com for more information.
Join us: The cost is $100 for the 4 hour workshop, and the registration deadline is March 10th. We will break for lunch (Wes’s Rib house is right next door!) but participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch and continue through lunch.
Please email workshop@smithbrad.com to secure your spot.

Portraits for The Contemporary Theater Company

 

 

These portraits were taken in preparation for the upcoming show for the Contemporary Theater Company  Check them out! Always a fun time!

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