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You need to manipulate the camera tools to achieve the look you want for your subject. The exposure of an image applies across the entire image frame. It isn't selective. If you expose the image for something that is really bright (the flowers, which have high illumination) then the rest of the image (in this case the background) will appear dark. By ...


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The first thing to try is more exposure. You have lost the background and haven't (yet) blown out the subject. The camera's exposure probably got fooled by the bright subject in the area the meter is most sensitive to. You can also shoot RAW (if you didn't) and use what I think is a standard recipe n Lightroom-highlights to -100, shadows to +100, raise ...


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