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Tonal Harmony

This month Andy Brown shares some valuable information on how to read, adjust and work around the histogram, depending on the results you are trying to achieve

Take time to study many a successful landscape image and you will discover that one technique often employed is to create a sense of balance within the frame. There are several effective manners by which this can be achieved, and one of them is to capture an even spread of dark and light tones within the frame. Doing so helps to create a feeling of harmony within a picture – just as employing dark tones, such as foreground, helps to ‘ground’ a photograph when shooting a large expanse of sky.

Unfortunately, there is no secret recipe to achieving the optimum effect and, subsequently, results are typically very subjective. This is where the canny image maker separates him or herself from the milling throng by seeking to make their work stand out visually! One method that often pays dividends is to …

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 51 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Andy Brown

An ardent devotee to most genres of landscape photography, Andy’s primary fervour and passion is for mono and split-toned, ultra long exposure imagery.

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