My images are capturing dark

Started 9 months ago | Discussions thread
Michael Fryd
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Re: My images are capturing dark

Gato Amarillo wrote:


Got me. You may be right, based on the bright metal parts and assuming one wants to preserve detail there. But note the OP is bringing up the overall exposure.

Maybe what is needed is a curves adjustment to bring up the mid tones rather than the overall exposure change. Or better yet, improved lighting to get the subject contrast under control.


One possibility is to use a tone curve that raises the overall exposure without blowing the highlights.   Personally, I would suggest different lighting, and careful consideration as to what is being reflected in the chrome (maybe even dulling spray).

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