Before and After: Brightening up an Interior Image

Sometimes you shoot an innocent iPhone photo while scouting a location and it later becomes one you really enjoy. There’s a wee problem in that something’s off in the image since you didn’t perfectly plan it. In the case of the photo for this post in the Before and After series, I was interested in brightening up the interior. It’s a really simple before and after, but I don’t know how many people know about how I brightened it up. 

The caveat to brightening up the interior is potentially blowing out the highlights. This would ruin the image or cause me to be required to do more unnecessary work masking.

Argh. As great as it is to be able to highly manipulate photos in Photoshop, you may remember that I want to keep photos as much of a natural portrayal of the architecture as I can. I also don’t need to create unnecessary work or scrap an image. Luckily, there is a really simple way to brighten the interior quickly, retaining the highlights.

BEFORE AND AFTER SLIDER:

iphone photo - Brightened up Interior After
before photo - darker Interior Before

HOW I DID THIS IN PHOTOSHOP QUICK

Let me know if you’d like me to create a video for this before and after.


If you’d like to see more photos of this building, you can find them here: Photos of the FIMS & Nursing Building – UWO

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