Re: Re: lesson 9

Duncan Rawlinson

Hello again. You’ve done a great job of capturing a wide tonal range on each of these photographs. You seem to be grasping the general technical concepts very quickly. Congratulations.

What this assignment called for what two photographs that had a wide tonal range. However, your outdoor shot, although it has an unbalanced tonal range towards the dark end of the spectrum, doesn’t actually contain any of the darkest tones. You were able to capture very bright whites (which is great), but you didn’t capture the darkest end of the spectrum. Therefore you didn’t capture the widest tonal range possible. Your outdoor image should be slightly darker to give it a “low key” overtone. It’s almost there (so close), but not quite.

I’ve attached my “levels” reading from your photograph and you can see that the left side (the dark end of the spectrum) there is a big drop off. This is where the blacks should be but instead you have a drop off after the dark grays.

Your other photograph is great. It captures a wide tonal range and is unbalanced towards the light end of the spectrum. Again, be careful of cutting off secondary objects with the 4 walls of your photograph, but it’s defiantly a major improvement! If you just tidy up a couple of things, you’ll be a spectacular photograph.

Keep up the good work!