Today's Lighting Tip: Play with Light In Lightroom

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I  teach Lightroom and Photoshop on my workshops. Sure, we always try to get it right in camera, but there are times when the light is just not right for a good image.

Take this silhouette for example. The available light was flat and cold. By adjusting the Levels, and then by increasing the Contrast and Saturation, I was able to turn a flat shot into a fab shot.

Always try to envision the end result. It's kinda amazing what you can do in the digital darkroom - as long as there is detail with which to play. Here, if the sky had been too overexposed, there would not have been enough workable detail. Tip: always expose for the highlights - the brightest part of a scene.

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