How to rescue an underexposed image using Lightroom

Above: I’m always amazed by just how much detail can be rescued from the shadow areas in an image.

Have you ever taken a shot using flash where the flash didn’t fire or you’ve been in a rush and underexposed the image? Yeah me too! It’s a real bummer because these are often the shots we wished turned out.

I’ve been playing around a lot with the contrast and shadow sliders in Lightroom and have discovered a way to rescue these images. Have a look through your archives and see if you have any shots with similar exposures and test it out.

The technique is fairly basic and a good introduction to understanding contrast in images. Click here to watch tutorial.

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