When to clip highlights/shadows, When not to?


Apr 18, 2009
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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.
 

Rashkae

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Nov 28, 2005
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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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