Fixing an underexposed photo


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Fixing an underexposed photo

When shooting outdoors, particularly if shooting JPEG, it's generally a safer idea to slightly underexpose. In other words, the image comes out a bit dark in the camera itself. This is good, though, because it protects the highlights, and prevents the image from blowing out, or clipping. As you see here, I'm just slightly underexposed. Notice that the bulk of the image here is pushed to the left for the histogram. Now, I'm going to press C to crop first, and just crop this to a shape that's desired.

We'll switch that to landscape. Putting our subject right at the middle of the intersection there; tighten up just a little. Here we go, and that feels pretty good. Sometimes I'll crop first, so I'm really making adjustments based on just the area I'm going to use. And the histogram looks a little bit different, in this case, because less of the dark areas are included. Now, dragging the middle slider opens up those midtones. Pulling the black slider in restores s...

Fixing an underexposed photo
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Fixing an underexposed photo provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Enhancing Photos with iPhoto

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