The bright areas of a subject or scene, often the result of gentle Reflections of lights. Strong reflections are called Kicks or hot spots. The size and intensity of highlights are determined in part by the hard or soft nature of the light and the subject texture. Tip: Diffusion enlarges and softens highlights. See: Fall-off (light on a surface).tiffaneduglossary
The brightest areas of a subject and the corresponding areas in a negative, a print, or a slide.
Visually the brightest, or photometrically the most luminant, areas of a subject. In the negative image, the areas of greatest density; in the positive image, the areas of least density.
Lightest portions of an image (e.g. photograph) or halftone, as compared to midtones, shadows.
Small, very brightpart of image or object. Highlights should generally be pure white, although theterm is sometimes used to describe the lightest tones of a picture, which, in thatcase, may need to contain some detail.
The brightest or lightest parts of a photograph.