Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Fixing an overexposed photo, part of Enhancing Photos with iPhoto.
- View Offline
If you're shooting under changing lighting conditions, it's very easy to…overexpose your photo.…Now, many of you shoot in automatic mode. However, I sometimes find those…frustrating, and try to shoot manual to better control my exposure.…Of course, the chance of getting things wrong is a bit higher.…This image is overexposed.…I could both tell by the clipping areas here in the left, and the fact that the…details on the histogram are slammed to the right.…Moving the middle exposure slider here will adjust that balance quite a bit.…
Additionally, since this is a RAW photo, the Exposure slider goes a long way to…recovering some of those tones.…Pulling that to the left will pull down the overall exposure level, and you…notice how the histogram goes from slammed to the right to a little more balanced.…Once I've done that, I'll drag the black slider in to get proper contrast, and…play with that middle slider a bit more.…That's looking pretty good.…I'll just lift those shadows, and …again, play with the Saturation controls.…
This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. lynda.com is honored to host this content in our library.
- Cropping for better composition
- Rotating an image
- Making a levels adjustment
- Adjusting shadows or highlights
- Increasing saturation
- Converting to black and white
- Creating sepia-tone effects
- Using the Retouch Brush
- Sharpening photos
- Adding borders
- Copying and pasting adjustments