Photo editing and manipulation is a desired (or necessary) skill for the vast majority of photographers, from amateurs to professionals. These skills go beyond the application of Instagram filters or Lightroom presets, entering the controversial world of photoshop-ing. If you want to learn what resources are there to learn to edit your photos, keep reading. […]
In this first set of tutorials we covered the basic properties of an image, and how their manipulation affects the end results. We explored exposure, contrast, saturation and sharpness individually, as it is generally easier to decouple properties when studying them. But the nature of an image is very complex and all those properties are […]
Today’s tutorial will cover a property called “sharpness” and how its manipulation affects an image. What is sharpness? Sharpness of an image describes its edge contrast, in other words how well defined edges are in the scene. Sharp images are clear and defined, easy for the eyes to follow and decode. Non-sharp, or soft, images […]
Today’s tutorial will cover a property called “saturation” and how its manipulation affects an image. What is saturation? Saturation of an image describes the separation between tones in a color. Highly saturated images have purer colors, thus appear more vibrant and lively. Less saturated colors give room to more shades of the same color. Saturation […]
Today’s tutorial will cover a property called “contrast” and how its manipulation affects an image. What is contrast? Contrast of an image describes the separation between its darkest and its brightest areas. Well lit images, with sharp colors and strong shadows typically have a high contrast, while “softer” images with lots of mid-tones, have low […]
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