Recently I found this great new challenge on Mitch Zeissler’s site, Exploratorious.
Image Bootcamp, run by Mitch and Lucille de Godoy, is a weekly posting on the topic of photography with hints and techniques, a kind of advanced Photo 101.
The challenge started about a month ago so I’m already on catch up! The second week was post processing to create a low-key effect. The suggestion is to find an image that has a single, directional light source, I found this one of a set of rather ornate stairs. I really like the stairs, but was not happy with my picture as the light was so strong and directional that it was extremely hard to expose correctly. Why not have a go at this technique on this image then?
Here is the original for comparison (I love the colours of the original, maybe I’ll have to go back when the sun isn’t shining so bright)