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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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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