Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Impact of Shadow and Reflection in Photo Editing

Shadow and reflection impact a photograph by altering the amount of light falling on it. Shadow does so by blocking light at different intensities and angels while reflection exposes a photograph to direct light.

Typically, a shadow results when an object blocks light and casts its darkness. In other words it is the absence of light due to obstruction. Reflection on the other hand is when an object reflects backlight that falls on its surface. Illumination is an essential feature of photography. The amount of light, the angle with which light is used impacts the photograph. Both shadow and reflection are important with respect to photography.

Shadow and reflection can be used in photo editing to remove flaws in a photograph that might have arisen due to improper use of light. Improper use of light may result in uneven shadowing of an image. Inappropriate light condition can also result in excessive reflection of light from surfaces, thereby ruining a photograph’s affluence. Shadow and reflection can be used in photo editing to take care of the faults that have occurred due to erroneous light at the time the photographs are clicked.

Drop shadow services can help in providing a uniform shade all across a photograph. Non-uniform shade can occur due to a variety of reasons. Dirt on a camera is a typical reason due to which non-uniform shading can occur in a photo. As a result of non-uniform shading parts of a photograph take varying degree of shade which hampers the depth of the photograph and extracts the aura of the photograph making it lose its impact. In photo editing, drop shadow can be used to give a specific reflexive angle to a photograph so that there is uniformity of shade. The angle of reflection varies from image to image. Drop shadow can help in eliminating shade defects and give a natural looking sheen to the image. Shadow in photo editing is to do with the removal of shadow defects by providing a singular shadow over the entire image, giving the photograph a depth and luster.

Reflection can be used to vary the light of an image. If an image is dark due to the light conditions being dim at the time of clicking of the image then reflective editing can be used to add appropriate lighting to an image. If there is excessive lighting at the time the snap was taken then it may result in the snap throwing excessive light and the sharpness of the images might be lost. Photo editing tools can be used to diminish or accentuate the reflection of an image so that the resultant image is free from the glitches of reflection in the original photograph.
The use of shadow and reflection in photo editing can greatly help in removing faults due to inapt lighting conditions at the time of photography. While shadow gives a uniform shade by blocking a varying degree of the intensity of light, reflection exposes a photograph to a varying intensity of direct light. The intensity of light that is used to treat a photograph depends on the scale of lightning error in a photograph. Both shadow and reflection are significant tools in photo editing.


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