Video: Editing over and underexposed images in Lightroom

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Although it's something seasoned photographers will understand, there's still a bit of a learning curve when it comes to understanding just how much you can over and underexpose your images while still trying to retain enough image information in your final shot.

This becomes especially important in post-processing as extreme shifts will generally lead to degradation of image quality. But at the same time, this needs to be balanced against situations when you need to deliberately underexpose - for example to preserve highlight details in landscape photos.

In this handy video by Anthony Morganti, he looks at how to edit both over and under exposed images, and shares a few workflow editing tips as well.

A key point to note is that in most cases, details in underexposed images can usually be recovered, while overexposed images are much harder to recover.

Cover image: Mike O'Connor



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