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Photoshop Elements 4.0 Maximum Performance by Mark Galer

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Project 3

High Dynamic Range

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Contrast no problem - discover the secrets to limitless dynamic range

Contrary to popular opinion - what you see is not what you always get. You may be able to see the detail in those dark shadows and bright highlights when the sun is shining - but can your image sensor? Contrast in a scene is often a photographer’s worst enemy. Contrast is a sneak thief that steals away the detail in the highlights or shadows (sometimes both). A wedding photographer will deal with the problem by using fill-flash to lower the subject contrast; commercial photographers diffuse their own light source or use additional fill lighting and ...

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