Digital cameras typically offer a range of ‘picture styles’ to suit different subjects or different tastes in color rendition. Canon calls these Picture Styles, Nikon calls them Picture Controls and other camera makers have their own names. They include options like ‘Vivid’, ‘Landscape’, ‘Portrait’ and ‘Black and white’, but the key point with all of […]
The difference in brightness between the darkest and lightest parts of an image, though it can also be used to describe ‘midtone’ contrast, for example. Increasing contrast is a good way to make a picture more dramatic, though it can also lead to ‘clipped’ highlight and shadow detail. The scenes you photograph may have inherently high or low contrast, depending on the lighting.