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OCC General Meeting – Speaker Herb Paynter

January 27 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

How to Reveal Hidden Detail in your Photos

Your favorite editing software provides a myriad of local area editing tools (cloning, dodging/burning, painting, etc.). But unless your photos are significantly damaged by over or underexposure (blown out highlights or plugged shadows), the use of these tools is largely unnecessary. The real “believable” detail can be brought to life by simple adjustments to the five specific tone zones of every photo, highlight, quarter tones, midtone, three-quarter tones, and shadow. All five are addressed in every photo’s histogram.

Image detail is a product of internal contrast, and the interplay between these zones is the key that unlocks that detail. When these zones are adjusted for each image, even overall sharpening is rarely necessary. Hard to believe? Come find out the secrets. Questions and comments are welcomed.

Herb Paynter is the owner of Imageprep Communications, a photographer, author, and print consultant living in sunny Ormond Beach Florida. He is an award-winning Photoshop software developer who has been teaching digital imaging and production image editing for more than 30 years. Check his articles on https://digital-photography-school.com/author/herb-paynter/, subscribe to his blog TheWayEyeSeesIt.com, download his iBook Digital Color Photography from the iTunes store and view his digital color video series at GottaKnowVideos.com.


We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at the Marks Senior Center at 99 E Marks Street, Orlando, Fl 32803.


January 27
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

"Where Better Photos Are Just One Click Away"