Overexposed Digital File advice

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by t._duane_jones, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. This is an image I shot with a D70, and the orig is a raw NEF file.
    I shot it, as you can see, with a strong backlight, and the
    background is overexposed. I have PS 6.0. What process can I use
    to darken the background, and make the kids look more attractive?
    Thank you for your advice.

  2. when you do the RAW conversion, try to do a digital exposure compensation - if you are able to bring out some details from the clouds it means that you've been lucky

  3. How about cropping the photo to eliminate most of the sky and get a larger image of the kids, which is what most viewers (like their parents) are most interested in.
  4. jbq


    Don't bother with the sky in the original picture. Compensate the exposure to make the kids look good, and the paste a sky from another picture (or create one with a photoshop gradient).
  5. Here's what I would do with that picture: crop it, sharpen it, and brighten the mid tones to bring out the faces. Don't know how well it will display, but here goes...
  6. Thanks for all the ideas. At this point, I'll probably adjust the image to bring out the kids faces, and then paste a blue sky in the background.
  7. I agree, don't worry about the sky, it isn't crucial to the image. Past one in from another
    image. This was done with Shadow/Highlight

    A.C.I. Photoshop

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