Exposure is the first thing that needs to be fixed when editing an image because exposure affects everything else. What are some common exposure problems that people generally run into? In this video, Richard Harrington walks through using Adobe Lightroom to fix a photo that lacks contrast.
- A common complaint is that a photo often lacks contrast.…It just doesn't seem to have that richness or depth…that a good, strong image has.…This could be really common if you're shooting…under harsh lighting or low lighting levels.…Let me show you some different strategies for quick fixes.…Let's use our next image here and I'll go back…to fit the image and just look at it here…without a compare view.…Now this image looks pretty good,…but I'd like to make a few improvements.…
First up, up here under the basic section,…one of the things that you can do is increase the contrast.…Now images that lack contrast can have more contrast.…The only challenge with this slider…is it sometimes tends to cause dark areas…to lose a lot of detail.…As such, you might need to increase the shadow slider…to recover and those two working together did okay.…Let's click auto for a second here and you see that…Lightroom is suggesting less contrast.…
Instead of contrast, try some clarity,…which is a bit more selective and you see it really…
- Sizing an image
- Fixing exposure problems
- Fixing an image that is too bright or too dark
- White balancing a photo
- Changing the color of an object
- Fixing red eye and dark circles
- Controlling focus, perspective, and backgrounds
- Blurring backgrounds
Skill Level Beginner
1. Sizing an Image
2. Exposure Problems
3. Color Problems
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4. Retouching Problems
5. Controlling Focus, Perspective, and Backgrounds
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