Article By Jimmy McIntyre
This is the first episode in a new YouTube series called, Photo Talk, where I go into more detail about the theory behind shooting, processing and composing.
And I also include some useful advice, tips, and processing techniques along with the theory. In this first episode, we look at how darkening your image may help to create a deeper mood, why this might be the case, and how to avoid clipping. I demonstrate on a few images, showing you different ways to darken your image effectively in Photoshop.
Essentially, while we will look at darkening highlights and shadows, we spend more time focusing on midtones. This style may not be in line with your tastes, or it may be something you haven’t tried before, but feel free to experiment on your images to see if you can make it work.