Tonality question

Started Jan 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
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lattesweden Senior Member • Posts: 1,064
Tonality question


I found these images of the russian photographer Elena Shumilova, they are amoungst the best I have ever seen:

What struck me is the beatiful tonality going from good coverage in the shadows all the way to the highlights and this in rather tricky light.

Most of the pictures are taken into a low standing sun, yet they have very nice rendering from the shadows and up. What I know is that she uses a Canon 5D mk II, she said in an interview that she "develops the images at night". I guess that means working on the RAW files in some sort of post processing program. It is probably not bracketed regular HDR technique with multiple images (my guess at least) since most pictures are of people (= moving subjects).

What I would like to know is if this tonality is a function of the sensor in that camera or if it is possible to get this on M43 cameras as well and how.

To clarify, I am not talking about the short DOF/Bokeh, I mean the exposure dynamic range in the pictures, the tonality (sorry I'm not native english speaker so I can't put it better).

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Canon EOS 5D
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