Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Roses From Spring February 29, 2008

Can believe these are from last Spring and I just edited them?

Spring of 2008 is just around the corner and I can’t believe I have so many varieties of flowers left to edit that I photographed last year.

I’m soooo backed up on my editing!!

By the way…Jen Weaver Photography Blogspot hit 4000 hits today! I can’t believe it! Only 24 days ago it hit 3000…I can’t believe it! Yay!


Country Road in Black & White February 28, 2008

It was suggested I try this in Black & White and I’ve glad it was suggested!

I love how it came out after burning & dodging!


Congrats Julie Lawson Photography! February 27, 2008

Julie Lawson of Julie Lawson Photography (of Indianapolis, Indiana) had her awesome, delicious, scrumptious cupcake photos featured on new handbag designer Purbrella’s site! Congrats to you Julie!!

Go here to see her cupcake photos (just wait a moment for the cloud photos to pass and you’ll see her cupcakes!):

Not only is she a great photographer but she baked and designed those amazing cupcakes herself!

Check out Julie’s new Photography Blog:


Coutry Road Take Me Home

After my sister and I visited the beach on February 3rd I headed home from her house on the “scenic” route hoping to catch the sunset over the farms.

I pulled over on the side of the road, set up the tripod by my car and took these two:

(3 exposures bracketed, merged to HDR in Photomatrix)

(3 exposures bracketed, merged to HDR in Photomatrix)

Then I set up the tripod in the actual cornfield across the street and took the next one:

(3 exposures bracketed, merged to HDR in Photomatrix)


Lots-o-Links for Photography Lovers

27 Photoshop Tutorial Sites:

80 Photoshop Resources

Introduction to Metering Modes:

How to: Create Higher Dynamic Range With Bracketed Exposures:

Replacing Skies Tutorial:

Reading Histograms

7 Reasons To Love Prime Lenses

Stumble It!


More With Lee February 24, 2008

Finally got back to editing the photoshoot of my pal Lee. I know…you’re saying “there’s more?” and the answer is yes. Quite a few more to go through and edit.

Lee was a patient subject and even though the time flew by I took a lot of shots. The reason why it’s also taking so long is because these photos (in my opinion) are filled with a lot of emotion and I feel the need to try multiple post processing effects until I find the right one for the photograph.

One of my FAVORITE EDITS today! I love how I made Lee’s eye look!!

Since Lee is a writer we decided to do some shots with his trusty blue notebook.

Lee also wanted a shot showing the area where her lives so we took this shot with is pup Elliot Igby.