Contrast

Contrast

The relationship of dark or black parts of an image to light or white parts. A high contrast image will have deep blacks and very white whites. A low contrast image will have less range between dark and light, black and white and details may not be as apparent. The contrast of an image can controlled by lighting, how much light is used in a scene and how objects are lit. Contrast can also be controlled in film by using high contrast or low contrast film stock. The settings on a monitor on which an image is being viewed will also affect how one perceives the contrast of an image.