Hi, this is my fist time submitting the photo to adobe and it was rejected because of the exposure issues. Any feed back would be appreciated for the future reference!
This is definitely under-exposed. You might check to see if your monitor is set too bright.
Anyway, as recommended by jeffreya51679612, you could set a white point in curves, and a black point, build up the contrast and send it back in.
Alternatively, a simple exposure change in camera RAW might do it.
Always check that histogram!
Thank you for your suggestion, I will give it a try!
Agree that the image appears underexposed. Also check to make sure your computer screen is calibrated. Assuming the exposure was correct in the camera, if your computer screen is not correctly calibrated, images can appear over exposed, when in fact they are not.
Hi davids3001064 - I worry less about calibrating my monitor, particularly as it's impossible to account for all the various monitors where the image might be viewed, and I look at the histogram and info pallet - calibration is most important - IMHO, for working with print or within a group - and it also depends on where you're working - are the walls a neutral gray? etc...
I'm not saying it's a bad thing, calibration, but I just wonder how useful it is to a stand alone photographer working on a laptop under all different lighting conditions? Also, a monitor would have to be way off to look at the above photo and think "this is okay"!