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Please explain "Problem of exposure"

Community Beginner ,
Dec 11, 2018 Dec 11, 2018

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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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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 14, 2018 Dec 14, 2018
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:

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 12, 2018 Dec 12, 2018

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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.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Dec 12, 2018 Dec 12, 2018

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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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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 13, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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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.

Regards

JG

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 13, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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Thank you for your response joanh22203655.

I will try editing in various ways.

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Dec 14, 2018 Dec 14, 2018

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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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Community Beginner ,
Dec 14, 2018 Dec 14, 2018

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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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Community Beginner ,
Dec 13, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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Thank you for your response Abambo.

I understand the problem is about white chocolate.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 14, 2018 Dec 14, 2018

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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.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 14, 2018 Dec 14, 2018

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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.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 12, 2018 Dec 12, 2018

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the white chocolate is blown out. easy to fix.

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Dec 13, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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Thank you for your response JC926.

I will try adjusting the brightness.

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Dec 13, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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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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