Hey guys, I've noticed many wonderful shots taken by the pros from digital camera and I noticed 1 thing so wonderful about their shots. Their shadow area is really dark and their highlight area is really bright. The color tone is really very vivid and saturated. This makes the subject they are shooting really stand out and looks very 3-dimensional.
I've been trying to have such effect on digital cameras, normal prosumer camera and borrowed a dslr to try it out, but I just couldn't get them right. To make the shadow area darker, my overall pic will be underexposed. To not make the overall pic underexposed, the color of my subject starts blowing out alil.
Without using post-processing, is there any way you guys can take such great pictures directly from a camera? Or is post-processing the only solution?