Adjusting highlights and shadows


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Adjusting highlights and shadows

Sometimes when we take pictures in contrasty situations--this is an example here where we have a very hot highlight-- we lose image information. We can lose information in the highlights where we don't actually see the detail of the hair here, and we can also lose them in the shadows in the darker areas of the shot. We have an adjustment, fortunately, called Highlights & Shadows that allows us to recover some of that lost information, and sometimes the change can be quite dramatic.

But even when it's applied subtly, it tends to improve the photo just a bit. Let me show you how that works. So, first thing I am going to do is click on the box Highlights & Shadows, and the main thing that I'm interested in with this photo is just recovering just a little bit of information here where the sun is very hot on her hair, and then maybe a little bit in the background here. So, those are highlights, so I'm going to go over to my Highlights slider, and I just slide it this way right h...

Adjusting highlights and shadows
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Adjusting highlights and shadows provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Derrick Story as part of the Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)

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Photography
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