When processing a new image, there’s a quick technique you can use to improve the perceived definition and clarity of your images. I learned this technique several years ago and still use it to this day. I’d say 90% of images will benefit from this.
Since the darkroom times, dodging and burning—that is, emphasizing areas of an image by darkening (burning) or lightening (dodging) them—have been indispensable tools to help photographers realize their artistic vision. In the darkroom, masks are used during the printing process to selectively reduce or increase exposure to light in specific […]