Project 19: Special processing
Selective processing and prominence
Brief: Select one image that you have taken for an earlier project, in which the issue is the visual prominence of a figure and setting. Use digital processing to make two new versions of this image. In one, make the figure less prominent, so that it recedes into the setting. In the second, do the opposite, by making the figure stand out more
Making a person less prominent
Making a person more prominent.
Completing this exercise has shown me how the emphasis of an image can be altered by using digital processing. The skills I developed whilst studying DPP came in very handy for working through this exercise. It has reminded me that even using the dodge and burn tools can impact on the prominence of people in photographs. When editing my photographs I tend to adjust the exposure, contrast and saturation slightly to improve the overall image, but I useful fail to consider the finer details in my photographs. This project has encouraged me to invest longer in presenting my images in the best possible light.