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The hows and whys of dodging and burning

Dodging and burning is a well established photo-editing technique that dates back to conventional darkroom processing. The technique involves making local exposure adjustments to specific parts of an image to make that particular area brighter (dodging) or darker (burning). Without the use of a neutral density filter, this photo doesn’t do justice to the intensity […]

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The why and how of dodging and burning portraits

Dodging or burning small features can make a big difference to the final image and can often give portraits that crucial finishing touch. Gently burning in the sides of the face can emphasize bone structure and, perhaps rather like applying makeup, can make the person look slimmer. Meanwhile, toning down a man’s receding hairline is […]

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