Monday, 13 February 2012

Under Exposure


In this series I have experimented with under exposure to capture the dramatic high contrast light I found on Arthur's Seat this Sunday.  These stills were taken in RAW at up to two stops under the metered exposure.  After reducing contrast and pulling in the black levels and exposure to retain all the dynamic range, I opened the images in Photoshop at 16 bits per channel.  I then gamma'd down the image with a curves layer, then painted back important details by placing a masked exposure layer underneath.