Contrasts in Nature

Posted by James Napier on

The human eye evolved to pick out small contrasts in nature. This can wreak havoc on our ability to faithfully represent the simple values seen in nature. One of the ways this effects us is in the tendency is for students to exaggerate small shifts at the cost of the large relationships. One of the most common symptoms of this tendency is known as ‘over modelling’. As illustrated in image above, This occurs when halftones in the lights are allowed to become too dark in value.