Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by Mr_Mackee, Apr 18, 2007.
Hiya, Mr_Mackee, and welcome to ThePhotoForum!
This photo here of the "Lazy Palms" is quite a bit overexposed, it is very bright, the whites are all blown out and all in all it is pale and washed out.
The histogramme of this photo shows a steep column on the farthest highlights, which is all the whites. See?
There is nothing you can do about these highlights any more, for to shift the far right lever of the levels inwards only UPs the highlights.
What you can do to increase contrast and bring out the colours more is to intensify the shadows and midtones. I tried it with shadows upped from 0 to 50 and midtones lowered from 100 to 80.
This is all talking about my ancient old version of Photoshop, I still work with Photoshop 6.0, of which the licence already ran out in 1999 - go figure. But it still helps me a great deal. Do you work with photoshop?
Though with any camera there always also comes some post processing software, and any of those should give you the chance to work on the brightness and the contrasts of a photo.
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