Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Portrait Day September 29, 2007

I took my mom’s portraits today at the local park. We had a great time but the sun was very harsh so a lot of the shots looked good on the LCD until I got home and they had a lot of blown highlights and washed out areas.

I’m going to try to work with them and correct them where I can. The positive about the situation is that my mom had a good time with the shoot so I’m sure she would be up for a re-do anytime.

This is one of my favorites from the day (no editing was done to it at this time):

And this one is edited and I love how it came out…very “mysterious mom.” I did some similar to this of my self-portraits down below:

When I got home from taking her portraits I decided to take some self portraits in my backyard.

The sun was SO bright (even at 5pm) that it washed out a lot of my face in the shots.

So I tried to salvage them. I converted a lot of the colored ones to B&W and then I was playing with the levels and decided to go really dark on some of them and ended up with this effect which I like a lot

To view the rest of my self-portraits click HERE.

Couldn’t help taking a portrait of *Lucas* 🙂

More of my “people & portrait” photography can be seen HERE.


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