How to Reveal Details In Shadows And Highlights Using DxO PhotoLab 3’s Smart Lighting

by PhotoJoseph

April 9, 2020

Highlight and Shadow recovery is as much art as science. Do you change the overall exposure first? Where do midtones, black and white point adjustments come in? What happens when the image looks “solarized” and how do you prevent that?

In this session you will learn:
• Examining an image to see what’s recoverable before you begin
• Figuring out where to start!
• Avoiding and recovering from solarization
• It’s not all about the highlights and shadows tools… sometimes, other tools like Tone Curves and Local Adjustments should be part of the solution, too!

Bio: PhotoJoseph is a content creator, educator, and YouTuber — he shoots for corporate and celebrity clients, works with schools globally integrating photography into the classroom, leads workshops, has several photography courses on, a regular YouTube show at, and currently lives in the USA in Ashland, Oregon. To learn more about PhotoJoseph, visit: and