New to studio lighting - pics for C & C

Started Mar 16, 2010 | Discussions thread
engstrom
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Re: processing
In reply to John down under, Mar 26, 2010

John down under wrote:

I'm more interested in your processing. In the first image in particular, your dog is robbed of contrast by the dark tones being nowhere near the dark end of the histogram. A simple levels adjustment to set the black point to 20 and pulling the midpoint down to 1.2 or 1.3 (to brighten the midtones and open up the shadows to a lesser degree) makes a big difference to the impact of the result, at least for my taste.

Thanks John - great advice and the first image should be updated.

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