Underwater-Photoshop :: Advanced :: Balanced Exposure
In this lesson we will learn two ways to correct partial overexposure in order to
get detail back into our image
Here we have a typical CFWAClose Focus Wide Angle - shots taken with a wide angle or fisheye lens with a dominant close subject (usually strobe-lit) and wide angle background image where the foreground and background were not completely
balanced between natural light and strobe. The diver is underexposed and loses detail compared to the starfish, which is correctly exposed.
This is a big problem in underwater photography because light falls off so quickly due to being absorbed by the water. The most powerfuls strobe
can only penetrate six feet of water! That's why we often see an imbalance of exposure when you try to light a near and far subject, like here.
The solution is to select the underexposed part of the image and adjust it. As per usual, there are a number of ways to do this!
Solution 1: The Gradient Tool
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