Manipulating Images in Fashion Photography

Did you know that manipulation of photos is common in fashion photography?

When it comes to digital fashion photography, it is important that you know about image manipulation. The true meaning of image manipulation is that it is the ideal way to apply a perfect makeover to your digital images.

adobe-elements-11Most of the software that is available for image manipulation today invites the digital photographer to take the perfect opportunity to smarten up those images just a little bit and they offer the amateur photographer the ability to be able to improve the images that they take immensely.

With the help of a few tips, you should be bale to turn an ordinary shot into a great image. In the next couple of paragraphs, I am going to tell you about some of the manipulation tools that are found to be the most important.

The first one that I would like to tell you about is the burning in and dodging feature. These terms are used to actually describe the way that you as the photographer can actually change the density of the image that you are capturing.

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Burning in refers to the actual increase of the density whereas dodging is used to describe the decrease in the density. This actual form of manipulation is known to be very effective when the contrast of shadows and also highlights are found in low contrast.

This form is also known to bring out the detail of the image by actually increasing the contrast of the image. When you are applying the burning in and also the dodging you should make sure that you start off with what is known as a low pressure pen and then gradually work your way up to the actual strength that is required.

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You should also make sure that you use a soft edged feathered type brush tools that are able to achieve the more tonal realistic results that you want. You can also use the dodging and burning in form to correct exposure however it is known to be better if you accomplish this the first time around.

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If you are in need of dodging shadows, you are going to want to set the tool to dodge the actual highlights and in return it will give you better results. In the digital world you want to make sure that you get the best results that are possible the first time that you try but there are always little techniques that you can use to fix them if you need to.