It hit me like a ton of bricks when I realized that the key to easily adding drama to your photos is to add different layers of contrast to specific parts of the photo
, and not the whole thing.
Some layers of contrast will make the main subject stand out from the background, and other layers of contrast will hide the noise and distractions that are found in almost every photo.
This is literally the key to creating photography that gets noticed online and look amazing when printed.
The thing most photographers don't understand is that the secret to amazing photo retouching is not through edits made to the entire image, but to brushing in subtle layers of contrast over the good parts of the photo, and different contrast layers to the bad parts of the photo.
This is how you add the RIGHT KIND OF CONTRAST LAYERS to your photos.
It sounds complicated, but it's not!