Applying Fill Light and Recovery


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Applying Fill Light and Recovery

The Basic panel has two sliders-- Recovery and Fill Light--that are aimed squarely at fixing two common specific photo problems, blown-out highlights-- that's Recovery--and blocked-up shadows--that's Fill Light. Let's talk about the Recovery slider first. The purpose of the Recovery slider is to protect highlights from being clipped. Ideally, you want detail in the highlights--the very brightest parts of a photo-- except when you're shooting something reflective like glass. A clipped highlight is one that doesn't have detail, like the plain white area of the clouds up here, or of the mountains over here and back here.

The good news is that you have a good chance of recovering detail in areas like these using the Recovery slider, particularly if you're working with a RAW photo. Sometimes it's hard to see highlight clipping from just looking at a photo like this, and that's one place the histogram can help. Let's go over to the histogram and notice that t...

Applying Fill Light and Recovery
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Applying Fill Light and Recovery provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Up and Running with Lightroom 3

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