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How to Recover Shadows and Highlights Like a Pro—A Guide to Maximizing Details for Any Photograph using Aurora HDR

By Richard Harrington We’ve all faced the same problem: photographs that lack contrast; images where the shadows and highlights look flat and the details are muddy. While the problem is common, the solutions are many. In this article, I want to show you several easy fixes (using built-in tools) — including some uncommon ones — that you should explore. We’ll also take a look at Aurora HDR, which works as a plugin to both Lightroom Classic and Photoshop. The Problem You open up an image and it just feels flat. Your mind doesn’t remember the scene this way, but …