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About Herb Paynter
There is always more detail in a digital image than what first comes out of the camera.
Detail is the shy component in every photograph that hides in shadows and highlights, waiting to be drawn to center stage; a process I call clarification.
Once detail it is in the spotlight, the photo comes to life. Clarification is more than simply lightening an photo, it is the process of reshaping the photograph's internal tones and enhancing its colors until its detail is revealed.
is both and art and a science
Roll your mouse over the image to view the clarified results
Photos serve two purposes in magazine articles: to visually illustrate a story and
to arrest the reader's attention. Good photos simply don't get the job done.