27th March 2011, 01:16 AM
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.
27th March 2011, 01:52 AM
Re: When to clip highlights/shadows, When not to?
You're confused because you're looking for a magic formula. There is none.
Originally Posted by Learnphotography
You apply the contrast, sharpening, etc, depending on what you want the picture to portray and your own style.