In this tutorial, I’ll show you how HDR tone mapping can be applied to a single image for dramatic effect. The image can then be finished using a tool like Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture to get final results.
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This Quick Tip comes from our pals Rick Sammon and NYC-based photographer Vered Koshlano.
These photographs illustrate two important studio set-up techniques.
The photograph on the left features contrasting colors between the subject and the background, creating a bold effect. The photograph on the right illustrates the tone-on-tone effect, where similar colors are used to create a soft and pleasing (and pastel in this case) effect.
As a studio photographer, you need to be prepared to create these different types of photographs. Having different background and different gels (to change the color of the background) helps – big time!