One of my customers sent in her plays on a photo. She actually had sent this to me to use in the All About Curves Workshop she attended. During the workshop I explained that it was wa too blown out and overexposed – and that her only possible chance for saving it was if she shot Raw. And she did.
So when I checked email today, I got this surprise play from her. She 1st rescued the photo in Raw – by decreasing the exposure and using the recovery slider (she did not tell me the amounts – but I would guess quite a bit). This is a perfect example of how RAW can save you if you have an “oops” shot. The middle photo is after raw. You can see it is way better but still dark and has a color cast. Read the “blueprint” below to see what actions she used to turn it from the middle example to the last one.
More Blueprints to come – stay tuned. In the comments – I would love to hear if you shoot RAW or JPG. Please comment and let me know below.