Luminar and Aurora (rightly) get a lot of praise for bringing underexposed and dark shots up to a usable standard, but Photolemur deserves it's props in this field too.
I was taking photos at a birthday party for a five year old and lighting at these is always difficult. You're usually in a large hall which will give you problems with a flash; neither mounted on the camera or in an OCF rig are ideal for getting spontaneous shots that don't ruin the flow of the party. You can't really increase the ambient lighting because its a party and it's not really cool to do that. So you're left with a lot of photos of blurred motion because the exposure times are just too long.
Having seen a lot of comments recently about digitally recovering underexposed frames I decided to set my camera to 2 stops under and then bring back the good ones later.
When I got home, I put all of my raw files through Photolemur more to make looking for the good ones easier but tbh it did such a good job that they will probably be my final versions of all but a few absolute gems.
I'm wondering now how far down I can go on exposure compensation and still get a decent result at the end, because my camera is showing its age when you get to the top of the ISO range these days.
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