I recently shot my sister-in-laws wedding for the bridal party preparations, a good day was had by all and I've got a good number of shots I'm really happy with.
Unfortunately there is a group of three shots that I'm not overly happy with. The composition and grouping of the people is ok (in my opinion at least) but when I shot them I underexposed the subjects, initially I thought I'd left enough exposure and detail in for it to be a correct exposure with a little work but I'm not entirely happy with the result. This is the initial image
And this is it post editing, I feel like the subjects are still a bit muted and subdued.
I've added a gradient filter to the bottom and used a color range mask to limit the changes to just the people I'm just stuck for how best to make them look a bit brighter.
I already have several ideas as to how I could've done the shot better from using an off-camera flash to exposing more for the subjects than the backdrop so I'm not looking for shooting advice just editing. Also there are two other shots however the backdrop and setting are the same it's just the subjects that change.
My questions are:
- Can I save the image anymore than I have?
- How if so?
Limitations are it has to be in Lightroom, I have the Photoshop suite but I'm not overly confident or comfortable in using it.
Raw file can be found here