Handling tricky skies


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Handling tricky skies

The ability to tone skies lighter or darker is one of the easiest ways to get more drama, or more contrast, into a black- and-white image, but there is something you need to be very, very careful about. This is a RAW file that you saw earlier. It's in your Assets folder, and I am going to go in here and darken the sky up here. And immediately, the feel of the image starts changing. Again, nice contrast with this tree. It's a great way of bringing out foreground elements, but I am going to zoom in here. Look what's happening around this tree here, and look how much worse it gets as I continue to tone the sky darker. I'm getting this weird halo around some of these branches, and it's only on this one tree, and sure enough, this tree is a different color than that tree.

Let's zoom in real close and see what we get here. There are these fringy tones around this tree, and so they're not getting hit by the adjustment that I'm making with the Black and White layer....

Handling tricky skies
Video duration: 2m 43s 3h 4m Intermediate

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Handling tricky skies provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Black and White

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