low contrast pictures

How low can you go? Turn down the contrast in your photos to create softer lighting and capture the gentler end of the emotional spectrum.

Low contrast means that the range of light to dark in your photos is very small. There are no dark blacks sharply contrasting with bright whites. There are more light shades on even lighter ones, or medium shades against darker shades. Think of a polar bear in a snowstorm.

This kind of photography is great for capturing more soothing emotional states, like a contemplative or even a dreamlike feeling. Help your images along by using the Adjust Tool to control your contrast directly, or by playing with the B&W LowCon or Film Effects.

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