Understanding a World of Contrast

...you can always change the contrast of any given source slightly by simply changing the light from raw and sharp to soft and diffused.  Light contrast is another control that we can keep in mind in our mental tool box as we approach a session.  A friend of mine is a big fan of small incandescent lights added to a bride outdoors late in the day.  Another way to control that is to diffuse it slightly.  You’ll see a slight loss of light in terms of image quantity.  But the benefit for the bride’s face in terms of image quality will really enhance your efforts and make you a hero

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