Please explain "Problem of exposure"

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I can't understand "Problem of exposure" of this photo.

I emphasized the contrast of it and adjusted it brighter.

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Actually, the picture is not overexposed exactly. There is a problem with the exposure of the image, but it can be fixed with post-processing!! Just need to decrease the highlights and use curves a bit to adjust contrast:

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Please explain "Problem of exposure"

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I can't understand "Problem of exposure" of this photo.

I emphasized the contrast of it and adjusted it brighter.

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Correct answer by ricky336 | Adobe Community Professional

Actually, the picture is not overexposed exactly. There is a problem with the exposure of the image, but it can be fixed with post-processing!! Just need to decrease the highlights and use curves a bit to adjust contrast:

And you get this:

IMG_6775aexposure.jpg

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My first impression on this picture was that the white chocolate is missing structure.

The same is probably also true for the background.

Regards, Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer.

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Abambo, Is it the exposure? I think the area selected can be treated with various things, exposures, curves and even color adjustments. What will work to give an outline to the two areas of white on white. Regards JH

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Hi Joan

Unfortunately, over exposure is difficult to correct with an editor, if it can ever be corrected at all. From my experience, the best thing to do is to have it photographed all over, with higher shutter speed, or, in the case of point and shoot or phone, lower exposer compensation.

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JG

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Thank you for your response joanh22203655.

I will try editing in various ways.

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Actually, the picture is not overexposed exactly. There is a problem with the exposure of the image, but it can be fixed with post-processing!! Just need to decrease the highlights and use curves a bit to adjust contrast:

And you get this:

IMG_6775aexposure.jpg

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Thank you for your response ricky336.

And also thanks for your work.

I just started photo editing, so I learned a lot.

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Thank you for your response Abambo.

I understand the problem is about white chocolate.

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The background too has no structure or not a lot of structure, but with the white chocolate, you see the extent of the problem.

Infact, overexposure can be corrected if it's not too much. However, it is much more difficult to correct overexposure than underexposure. That's the reason why some cameras tend to be on the safe side and underexpose the takes.

If you look at the histograms in Lightroom, you have 5 areas:

Black, Shadow, Exposure, Highlights, and Whites.

In this case, shifting the highlights and the whites to the left could do the trick as ricky demonstrated. If you have access to the raw files, you will have little more freedom in adjusting the image than with jpeg files only.

There is a different flaw in the picture, however: The brown chocolate should have a little bit more room. It's nearly touching the border.

Regards, Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer.

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Thank you for detailed explanation Abambo.

I always use Photoshop, but I will also try to Lightroom.

I didn't notice the different flaw, so thank you again!

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Oh, you may continue using Photoshop. The Camera Raw Filter (or Camera Raw CC) has the same functionality.

Regards, Abambo
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the white chocolate is blown out. easy to fix.

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Thank you for your response JC926.

I will try adjusting the brightness.

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Thank you for your response jacquelingphoto2017.

I understand the problem is about white chocolate.

I will try adjusting the brightness.

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