VIDEO: How to add definition to your images with mid-tone contrast

First published:
April 20, 2023
Updated:
January 31, 2024

VIDEO: How to add definition to your images with mid-tone contrast

First published:
April 20, 2023
Updated:
January 31, 2024

Photographer Murray Livingston shows you how can increase definition by adding mid-tone contrast in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Ethereal and high-key images can often end up a little bit washed out and lacklustre; but adding mid-tone contrast is a great way to give your images punch and definition while maintaining their light and airy feeling.

This video tutorial by professional black and white photographer Murray Livingston shows you how to add mid-tone contrast in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as compares the results with global contrast (contrast with all images) to explain when each technique might be best suited in post-processing.

Video chapters:

- 0:00 Introduction

- 0:32 Image 1 - Colour Midtone Contrast

- 3:59 Image 2 - B&W Midtone Contrast

- 6:00 When to use Midtone vs Global Contrast

- 7:04 Conclusion

See how Murray captured his initial shots:

See Murray's video tutorial, filmed on the beautiful Isle of Harris, Scotland, to see how he captured his initial long-exposure shots.
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