Another Chronicle post. This photo is what started my “Glimpse” collection. This is my grandmother wearing an eye protector after her cataract surgery. She’s had cataracts for over 10 years so the result here was crucial. I just tried to capture the emotion.
Back to portraits: I guess this is a pretty cheap editing strategy but I like how high contrast, dark black and white portraits can change the mood of a photo. I played around with radial filters to make the faces evenly exposed and dark enough to make facial expressions ambiguous but bright enough to give a sense of the possible scene.