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Hello this is Renato D’Agostin. By chance I found myself on this blog, and found curious and flattering to read comments about my photography. I thought it could be nice to comment myself. Regarding the way I shoot, I am very basic. I do indeed use a Leica M6, but mostly a Nikon F100. Some of my favorite and most relevant shots where taken with a 50euros F60 ...


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In short, everything about color has a psychological meaning or response: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28612080 Oversaturated images tend to grab our attention and there is both a trend for them and backlash as far as art is concerned (Why are vibrant, saturated photos considered 'not as good'?). But, Social Media is not art, it is all ...


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What curves do photographers use when modifying the contrast of their photographic images?¹ The vast majority don't do their own curves programmatically, which seems to be what you are seeking. Instead, most start with a "canned" default curve, such as your example of y = a*x + b, applied by their chosen raw processing application, and then either ...


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There are several ways to go beyond a Grade 5 contrast, but they're all well beyond ordinary printing. First, you can gain up to about a half grade, in some cases, by switching print developers -- unfortunately, the most common developers, like Dektol, are already the higher contrast sort. Second, you could make a copy negative. Using either ortho lith film ...


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I would suggest trying a large, diffuse flash (softbox perhaps, or firing a flash into a diffuser) lighting the water either from the front or from behind. Then back down the ambient light exposure to darken the background. That will give you a lot more contrast between the water and the background, and also let you control the way you light the water.


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Here is a side by side comparison of detail (A is on the left and B is on the right): Image A certainly seems to have greater contrast and dynamic range compared to B, which appears to be more washed out and have less detail. In B the difference between the brighter areas and darker areas is less than in A. So, based on that, I would guess A is the prime. ...


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I asked the same question almost 2/3 of a century ago and my professor replied --- Motion pictures are projected on a screen using a projector that illuminates the film with a condenser lamphouse. This lamphouse adds one paper grade or more of contrast. Additionally the sharpness demand and the contrast demand for motion picture is reduced as compared to ...


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