Friday, February 19, 2010
One of the most important digital darkroom skills is analyzing an image when you open it.
If you ask yourself what you don't like about an image - what's wrong with it - you can easily figure out how to improve it.
Here was my analysis of the top picture - taken in Mongolia in extremely dusty and overcast conditions:
Problem: No deep shadows and no highlights
Solution: Adjust Levels
Solution: Boost Contrast
Problem: Could not see faces
Solution: Adjust Shadows/Highlights
The next time you open an image, take some time to analyze it. The more you analyze, the better you become at self analysis.
Explore the Light,
Posted by Rick Sammon at 12:55 PM