Tonal Mapping

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PORTRAIT

Tonal Mapping - Portrait

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'Tonal mapping' simply means darkening and lightening different parts of the image (dodging and burning in). The question we'd like to ask you is, if you changed the tonal mapping of this photograph, could you make it stronger, give it more impact or produce some emotion in the final presentation. For example, do you need to make your subject lighter or darker, or with more or less contrast? For example, if your subject is good, do you need to darken or lighten its surroundings? Or if your tonality is pretty good overall, could you 'interpret' it further to create a more striking image, one that stands out from all the other entries? There may be nothing 'wrong' with your entry as it is, but in the context of a competition, we suggest something more is required for a higher score and maybe selectively lightening and darkening different areas in the image is the solution.


NATURE

Tonal Mapping - Nature

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'Tonal mapping' simply means darkening and lightening different parts of the image (dodging and burning in). The question we'd like to ask you is, if you changed the tonal mapping of this photograph, could you make it stronger, give it more impact or produce some emotion in the final presentation. For example, do you need to make your subject lighter or darker, or with more or less contrast? For example, if your subject is good, do you need to darken or lighten its surroundings? Or if your tonality is pretty good overall, could you 'interpret' it further to create a more striking image, one that stands out from all the other entries? There may be nothing 'wrong' with your entry as it is, but in the context of a competition, we suggest something more is required for a higher score and maybe selectively lightening and darkening different areas in the image is the solution.


TRAVEL

Tonal Mapping - Travel

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'Tonal mapping' simply means darkening and lightening different parts of the image (dodging and burning in). The question we'd like to ask you is, if you changed the tonal mapping of this photograph, could you make it stronger, give it more impact or produce some emotion in the final presentation. For example, do you need to make your subject lighter or darker, or with more or less contrast? For example, if your subject is good, do you need to darken or lighten its surroundings? Or if your tonality is pretty good overall, could you 'interpret' it further to create a more striking image, one that stands out from all the other entries? There may be nothing 'wrong' with your entry as it is, but in the context of a competition, we suggest something more is required for a higher score and maybe selectively lightening and darkening different areas in the image is the solution.

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