Beautiful Yoga Photos taken in a studio: Behind the curtain

I created these portraits of Alyssa Sullivan owner of Synergy Power Yoga in Barrington RI for her social media and for new marketing material to help promote her business. With all business portraiture that I do, I had a couple of objectives. These are different for every business that I work with, but for this one I wanted the photos to not only get across the love and joy that Alyssa brings to the Yoga she teaches, but her showcase her incredible talent and beauty as well.

Below I will be sharing exactly how I created these portraits that I am super proud of! Tell me what you think in the comments!

Beautiful Yoga portrait by Seth Jacobson Photography

Beautiful Yoga portrait
by Seth Jacobson Photography

Beautiful Yoga portrait by Seth Jacobson Photography

Beautiful Yoga portrait
by Seth Jacobson Photography

Beautiful Yoga portrait by Seth Jacobson Photography

Beautiful Yoga portrait
by Seth Jacobson Photography

Beautiful Yoga portrait by Seth Jacobson Photography

Beautiful Yoga portrait
by Seth Jacobson Photography

I wanted these photos to have a very clean and pristine look about them, so I put her on a solid white background and lit the whole scene with 4 separate speed lights. My ISO was set at 320 with a  shutter speed varied from  1/125 to 1/200 with an aperture of either 6.3 or 7.1

 

The speed lights were shot though 3 octaboxes from behind up and behind right and left. With one big one from the front right. You can see below my light placement. The three smaller lights from behind her were set to 1/16th power and the big light off to the right was set to 1/4 power.

Behind the curtain with Seth Jacobson Photography

Behind the curtain with Seth Jacobson Photography

About Seth Jacobson Photography

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

Posted on March 16, 2015, in behind the curtain, photo tips, portrait photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Wayne Franklin

    Beautiful work, Seth!! I found your “behind the scenes narrative fascinating. Thanks so much. I hope all is well. Wayne >

  2. your professionalism has improved on a regular basis and always moving upward toward your excellence…….very beautiful, very creative, you have married well….techinique and art.

  3. Thank you for sharing your set up/behind the scenes. I always struggle with Lighting. Beautiful shots as always!

  4. I love those images, beautiful! Thank you for sharing the Behind the Curtain 🙂

  5. Love learning from you Seth! You’re a master at your craft and always create such beautiful work. Thanks for sharing with us!

    ( PS – she is an amazing strong woman!)

  6. Seth, your work is beautiful!! You have a lot to be proud of! 🙂

  7. Working with Seth on these photos was so fantastic. As you can imagine, holding these challenging poses for a long time waiting for the photographer to get the shot would be
    very hard to do. It was a breeze with Seth. He had such a clear vision of what he wanted to capture and got these incredible images so swiftly. I will be forever grateful.

  8. Perfect choices for translating the killer yoga poses and keeping it all nice & soft at the same time. Love the way all the lights criss cross in the back to create that soft light yet you still have some shadow fall off on the left. Really beautiful.

  9. Seth…..you ARE the man! beyond words………just beyond words! ❤
    your love shines thru as well!

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