What is flash exposure?
Discover the basics of flash exposure and learn how it can help take your images to the next level.
Perfect exposure is hard to come by in photography — that’s why most photographers use special settings, features, and tools to properly expose and balance their photos to compose great photos. One of those tools, known as flash exposure, can help photographers like you leverage the power of their flash units without affecting the entire image.
Want to learn more about flash exposure? Continue reading for a brief but detailed guide.
What exactly is flash exposure?
Often referred to as flash exposure compensation, flash exposure is the feature that allows you to add exposure compensation to unleash the full power of your flash. Flash exposure allows you to brighten darker areas of an image without affecting the overall exposure of your image.
How to edit your images after using flash exposure.
Using flash exposure compensation can be tricky to learn — but that doesn’t mean you can’t still use photos that aren’t perfectly exposed. If your flash exposure images need to be balanced or adjusted, editing your photos in Adobe Lightroom is a quick and easy way to find the correct exposure balance. Here are a few simple ways to adjust and correct exposure using Lightroom:
- Adjust the Exposure slider to edit the light and darkness of your overall image.
- Play with the individual levers controlling shadows, highlights, blacks, and whites.
- Click Auto to allow Lightroom to automatically adjust your image.
It might take some time to get used to capturing images with flash exposure, but while you’re learning, know that your images can be easily corrected and perfected during editing.