Monthly Archives: March 2013

Image Tonality and the Histogram- Part Three: Highlight Distinction

Most scenes captured in full daylight that include elements that are almost pure white and nearly total black. Many times their dynamic nature gets buried within a standard single exposure. The tones are there, as your camera has the capacity … Continue reading

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Image Tonality and the Histogram- Part Two: Internal Contrast

Starting where we left off in Part One, the darkest point on the Input scale of the histogram has a value of 0, and represents solid color or tone. The lightest point on the Histogram is assigned a value of … Continue reading

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Images Look Darker in Print Than They Do on Your Monitor

and they always will. It’s an unavoidable reality. The reason for this has little to do with color management, inks, paper surfaces, device profiles, or any other adjustment-related issue. The simple fact is that your monitor’s white is illuminated by a projected light … Continue reading

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Image Tonality and the Histogram- Part One: The Dark Side

If you don’t fully understand the purpose and useful functionality of a histogram, you’re not alone. I would venture that most folks who edit digital images really don’t understand what the little mountain range chart is telling them or how … Continue reading

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HDR Under Control is a Thing of Beauty

In a prior post (Why Do Most HDR Images Usually Look… Weird?), I stated that most of the HDR (high dynamic range) images I’ve viewed were typically very overproduced. And I submitted examples to back up my opinion. Well, I … Continue reading

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My Understanding of Photography Began in the Pressroom

The printing industry taught me valuable lessons about photography. And what I learned first, they don’t even cover in photography school, though it’s probably the reason why my images print right every time. You see, I learned about the photography … Continue reading

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