Tip: Underexpose for saturation

“Saturation”, as I have pointed out here before, means “mixing with white light”. The higher you expose, the lower your saturation.

So a “normal” exposure of a phone box against an ochre yellow wall may look like this:

Fine. I guess.

Now do it again, but underexpose by a stop, and see how that brings out the colour:

Oakville Phone Box (Photo: Michael Willems)

Oh!

 

 

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