Exposure and shadow tint

Open inquiry, passion project

During this photo shoot I wanted to shoot during golden hour. Golden hour is the period of daytime shortly after sunrise or before sunset, during which daylight is redder and softer than when the Sun is higher in the sky.  I choose the time shortly before sunset.

For this shoot I wanted to explore adjusting the exposure and the shadow tint of my photographs. Exposure is simply the overall brightness of an image. If a photo has too low of exposure it can seem dark, however is the exposure content is too bright, the photo will begin too light and you wont be able to see the details within the photos

Shadow tint on the other hand is more complimentary. A great way to use this tool is to add to the contrast of the image. In my pictures I choose to use the red shadow tint and choose how much of it i wished to see within the photo. I used red for this image in order to complement the orange/red of the sun setting. This tool is great to enhance colors that are not always apparent within the photo, however too much of it may blur out key components of your photo.


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