Give Photos Needed Focus and Contrast

Page 3:  Out-of-Focus Correction with 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.

  •  Out-of-focus correction  Rescue your blurred images; recover lost image detail; refine image detail for a crisp, clear, vivid image. Using advanced photo-sharpening techniques, Warren can rescue, recover, and refine your out-of-focus photos. See his transformations below.
  •  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 refined average-quality photos with combined defects — being out of focus and having low contrast — by simultaneously adding natural-looking contrast, removing color casts, and sharpening the images. On the previous page, you can see a variety of ways he added dramatic effects to recover low-contrast photos. On the first page are examples of successful WCD rescues of out-of-focus, average-quality photos.


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

Combining Out-of-Focus Correction with Low-Contrast Correction


Here come five before and after focus-and-contrast-corrected transitions.

See the First Out-of-Focus, Low-Contrast Transformation  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren increased the color tone, contrast, and focus of a photo of a young girl in a field of flowers.


Before and after shots highlighting focus and contrast enhancements made to a photo of a young girl in a field of flowers

See the Next Out-of-Focus, Low-Contrast Transformation  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren increased the color tone, contrast, and focus of a photo of a temple in Hangzhou, China.


Before and after shots highlighting focus and contrast enhancements made to a photo of a temple in Hangzhou China

Photo credit: Chi Fang


See the Third Out-of-Focus, Low-Contrast Transformation  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren added a high dynamic range (HDR) to it, replaced the empty sky with a rich vista, and increased the color tone, contrast, and focus.


Before and after shots highlighting focus and contrast enhancements made to a photo of an intricate facade in Palermo, Italy

Photo credit: Brian Matiash

See the full-size before image.              See the full-size after image.



See the Fourth Out-of-Focus, Low-Contrast Transformation  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren increased the color tone, contrast, and focus of a photo taken from the shore of 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, California.


Before and after shots highlighting focus and contrast enhancements made to a photo of an ocean shore

Here's the Final Out-of-Focus, Low-Contrast Transformation  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren increased the color tone, contrast, and focus of a photo titled "Painted Ladies in Alamo Square, San Francisco."


Before and after shots highlighting focus and contrast enhancements made to a photo of an ocean shore






 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.