By making whites whiter and blacks blacker, you can increase the contrast of the image. If you prefer to adjust only certain areas of the image, you can use the brush tool. This will give you a little more control than the global settings. Paint the area where you want to adjust the contrast.
A discrete image has little contrast and mostly uniform tones. A high-key image has a high contrast and can be composed primarily of shadows. Often, managing the contrast levels of images comes down to controlling lighting. You can use natural contrast or create contrast by adding or blocking light.
Adjusting the contrast during editing also allows you to further control the appearance of a photo. There are several ways to achieve a high degree of contrast. One of them is through the choice of colors and textures. Another is to use strong lighting that creates dark, sharp shadows and a subject with bright lighting.
You can also try shooting in black and white mode to automatically create more contrast. Finally, you can increase contrast during post-processing with editing software. To create this tonal disparity, photographers can use several methods with high and low contrast. You can adjust the settings and light of the camera, modify the composition of the photos, or manipulate it during editing.
Two of the most popular techniques are color and tone.