My mom has been asking me to shoot her portrait for a little while now, I tried an earlier portrait session with her but she did not like the results, and neither did I, so I didn't post any. But today, I went out to one of the local parks along the beach and made some portraits of my mom. I have been edinting and playing around with some different techniques and edit effects, I will post some more later on. But here is one of the shots from today that I like so far.
I think one of the problems I am having in making a portrait photo that my mom likes is that she essentially has not had a portrait made since she was in college. Even though her dad was also a photographer. So she tells me that when she sees photos of herself, it's not what she remembers or thinks she loos like, so she doesn't like the photos. So I'm trying to figure out some things I can do to shoot differently and edit differently to make a photo that she likes. My next plan is to do some one light studio portraits, high contrast, low-key type images.
Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?