I have been looking at high-contrast photography for a while and have experimented a bit. Alan Schaller is an inspiration for this.
It has been a while since I last posted on this site. Have been busy doing work and am now taking a brief holiday in the beautiful town of Lucca in Tuscany, Italy.
Below an example of a photo I took during my experiments with high-contrast photography.
How did I take this picture? The trick is to use center-weighted or spot metering and first point your camera at the brightest part of the image. Then half-press your shutter to re-compose. It also may help to under expose a bit using exposure compensation, which will make the contrast higher.
This picture was taken with a Leica M10 and a Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 lens.
So far a brief update from Italy, more to come.