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The Vital Role of Contrast

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Contrast is often vital to a photograph’s success and in many cases, it is solely the contrast that elevates one photograph over another and for many photographers, their understanding of contrast seems to begin and end with a basic understanding of contrast created by only light and shadow, yet contrast’s role in photographic success goes far beyond that. There is contrast between tone and color, contrast between color compliments, contrast between textures, sharp and dull, rough and smooth, contrast between lines, long and short, wide and thin, curvilinear and jagged, contrast between motion blur and crystal clear sharpness, contrast between size, big versus small, contrast with pattern and on on it goes. This 90- minute session will not only make you aware of the power of contrast and its ability to elevate a compositions success but it will also do so by expanding your vision as you realize just how many opportunities exist to call upon contrast to create truly compelling images from everyday ordinary subjects.