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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

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