Posts Tagged ‘Image contrast’

Understanding Tonal Contrast for Better Photos

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Tonal contrast refers to the difference in brightness between different areas of an image. While important for all photography, tonal contrast is particularly important for black and white photography, since there is no color contrast to be had.

Understanding the differences between high and low tonal contrast and the feelings different levels of contrast can contribute to an image are quite important for good photography. In this article we'll look at this in more detail, also covering how you can affect contrast to get the look for your images you want.

Understanding Tonal Contrast for Better Photos

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August 14th, 2016 at 7:07 am

Shooting techniques for sharp and contrasty photos

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As megapixel counts of cameras get ever higher, it's more and more important that you use good shooting technique if you want to make the most of those extra megapixels. The higher the resolution of your camera, the more likely it is you'll see blurring at the pixel level caused by camera shake.

If you have a high megapixel camera but use sloppy technique, you can end up with a photo that only contains a few megapixels worth of detail, but takes up a lot more space on your memory card and computer than an actual low megapixel image would. In this article we'll look at techniques when hand-holding a camera that can help ensure you capture as much detail as possible.

Shooting techniques for sharp and contrasty photos

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March 27th, 2016 at 7:36 pm

Using the curves tool in Photoshop etc. to improve your photos

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The curves tool is a simple but powerful tool that allows you to brighten, darken, add contrast, and correct or modify the color balance of your photos. As well as being easy to use, it allows you to make fine grained adjustments that will only effect certain parts of the photo.

Most photo editing programs, such as Paintshop Pro, Photoshop Elements, GIMP, and many others include the curves tool. In this article we'll look at how to use curves, and some example adjustments.

Using the curves tool in Photoshop etc. to improve your photos

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December 4th, 2011 at 3:22 pm