On our way to the train station to go to Kobe for a day trip from Kyoto, the shadows inside a lantern caught my attention. I thought the colour and contrast were gorgeous. My family was long gone by the time I played with the settings and took several photos.
This Photo Friday post irks my comfort level by sharing the process of my photos. WordPress Blogging University’s Photography 101 starts soon and this post celebrates the starting line!
My top question for the class and for other photographers is about contrast. Is it okay to fiddle or not? Where do you draw the line? Is it up to the photographer or the viewer to decide what is superb or crass? Are there any rules or is it more personal taste? Does the photographer’s skill result in a photo that’s so good that no changes are necessary? (I am chuckling inside but perhaps I shouldn’t be??)
- Which photo do you prefer and, if possible, why?
- What do you think about the “fixed” photo 5? I fiddled with the contrast. Should I have left it alone or is there more I could do?
- What would you have done differently to make any of these photos better?
Have you played with contrast or do you leave it alone? Thank you for your feedback!