Here is a photo of a family I am part of:
Like a lot of families, my hockey family has its ups and downs. This shot I took to include my extended family, that is the folks who are with the opposing team. While we might not all agree on things for the hour that the game is on, we are all part of the bigger hockey family.
This photo was a bit hard to get properly because I had my camera set to take photos on the ice which is very different lighting than the stands. I wrote recently about how I set up for photos like that. So, I took this shot knowing that it would be too dark and the white balance would be off, but because I wanted to get this quick shot and then get back to shooting the game, I left my settings where they were.
Now, a few days later, I opened the photo in Photoshop. Because I shot this photo in RAW, I first edited it in Camera Raw. I used the eye dropper to make a white balance adjustment, I also increased the exposure, lightened both the blacks and shadows, and increased the clarity. Then I opened that version in Photoshop. From there I did a levels adjustment, cropped the photo, and sharpened it. So, I made several adjustments from the original, which I will show below, but like I said, I knew what I was in for when I took the photo.
So, that is my hockey family, you can see they are a bit preoccupied at the moment. What do you think of my edits?