Chapter Eight. Dappled Light, High Contrast


Sometimes you may encounter a scene with extreme contrast. One area of the frame may be in deep shadow, while other parts are in direct sunlight. Other times, there may be unsightly highlights and shadows mixed on a subject’s face: a brightly lit nose, a streak of light across the face, or shadows cast by the branches of a tree. Even with today’s technology and cameras, this is a difficult scene to conquer. Combine a black suit with a white dress at a wedding, and it seems impossible to capture all the tonali-ties even if the light is flattering. Although scenes like this are not always the easiest to ...

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