Highlights / Shadows

Easily adjust light and dark areas of your photos.

Use this filter to independently adjust the brightness and darkness of both the Highlights and Shadows in your photo. Great for recovering shadow detail.

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Alan Hess



Filter controls


Adjusts the brightness of the brightest areas of the image. Moving the slider to the right cause very bright areas to become brighter, while moving the slider to the left, makes them darker.


Adjusts the brightness level of the darkest areas of the image. Moving the slider to the right will cause such areas to become brighter and additional details will appear. When moving to the left, such areas become darker, and the number of shadow areas in the image generally increases.

Alan Hess

Pro Photographer


Alan Hess is a San Diego-based commercial photographer specializing in concert and live-event photography. He has photographed hundreds of concerts three songs at a time. Alan is currently the house photographer for a large concert venue in Southern California and when he isn't out shooting concerts, he is writing photography books. He is the author of the best selling All Access: Your Backstage Pass to Concert Photography, Mastering Nikon Speedlights, and the Exposure Digital Field Guide, and the Composition Digital Field Guide, Alan is also the Author of the Multi-shot Techniques, and Night and Low Light Photography Techniques for Rocky Nook

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