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Thread: When to clip highlights/shadows, When not to?

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    Default When to clip highlights/shadows, When not to?

    I see that some photographers, most of the time Street-photographers, intentionally pump of contrast so much that highlights n shadows are clipped. I understand that they want the audience to pay attention to the shapes, lines, composition and story but NOT small details like texture of e wall, background and etc. IMHO, it works very well and I like it.

    There are times when i increase contrast so much for e same purpose I mentioned above but they don't appeal to many viewers.

    I'm confused. So in what kind of photos do we do pump up contrast to extreme.

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    Default Re: When to clip highlights/shadows, When not to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Learnphotography View Post
    I'm confused. So in what kind of photos do we do pump up contrast to extreme.
    You're confused because you're looking for a magic formula. There is none.

    You apply the contrast, sharpening, etc, depending on what you want the picture to portray and your own style.
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