low tonal resolution (ltr)
These are images with "Low Tonal Resolution", or LTR. In a way it's the opposite of high dynamic range, or HDR. Whereas HDR attempts to maximize the tonal information captured and portrayed, the essence of LTR is to simplify, reduce, and constrain tonal information. At the extreme are monotone and duotone images.

The way I do LTR is to reduce brightness and exposure, sometimes to their minimum level possible. This takes your light histogram and crams it to the left--basically decreasing tonal resolution by about ten-fold. I then reduce the max threshold, bringing some light back into the image. Adjust until pleasing!

Most of the images above contain 10-30 tones, as compared to the typical 240+ in a standard (good) image.
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