Give Photos Needed Focus and Contrast

Page 2:  Low-Contrast Correction

Let's face it: out-of-focus, low-contrast photos happen!  But a qualified photo editor not only can save those losers but can give them needed focus and contrast. Using a variety of photo-editing filter techniques, Warren highlights key elements and characters in photos, giving them the visually appealing prominence they deserve.

  •  Low-contrast correction  In black-and-white photography, high contrast conveys a sense of hardness and is characteristic of strength and power. Low contrast conveys a sense of softness and is characteristic of gentleness and mildness. In color photography, color contrast is an effective compositional element. Colors with opposite characteristics contrast strongly when placed together. Each color accentuates the qualities of the other and makes the color images stand out dramatically, as you'll see below.

On this page, see how Warren corrected low-contrast conditions in average-quality images by simultaneously adding natural-looking contrast and removing color casts. On the preceding page, see a variety of ways he added dramatic effects to sharpen out-of-focus images. On the third page are examples of successful WCD rescues using combinations of sharp-focus and high-contrast techniques.


Move your cursor on then off each before image
to see how Warren enhanced the original photos.

Low-Contrast Correction


See the First Low-Contrast Transformation  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren improved the original, low-contrast photo of a pair of cheek-to-cheek lions.


Before and after shots highlighting increased color contrast given to a photo of cheek-to-cheek lions

Photo credit: Lloyd Chambers


See the Next Low-Contrast Transformation  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren added color (tonal) contrast to the original, low-contrast photo of the moon in the morning sky.


Before and after shots of color contrast changes made to a morning photo of the moon

Photo credit: Alan Friedman


Here's the Third Low-Contrast Transformation  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren increased the color tone and contrast of this smiling teen.


Before and after shots of color contrast changes made to a low-contrast photo of a smiling teen

Here's the Fourth Low-Contrast Transformation  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren increased the color tone and contrast of Martin Luther King and the US flag.


Before and after shots of color contrast changes made to a low-contrast photo of a smiling teen

See a jumbo enlargement of this properly edited photo.







 Page 1:  Out-of-Focus Correction    |    Page 2:  Low-Contrast Correction
Page 3:   Focus and Contrast Correction


In addition to these three pages of focus and contrast enhancements,
see the large collection of WCD's unique photo edit pages in the left column.




Don't wait any longer to showcase your photo presentations. Contact Warren Camp Design today, at 209-795-7661, to discuss your upcoming campaign and learn how Warren can utilize his digital artistry skills to enhance and give prominence to your photos.