Help with Exposure

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  1. NicholsonPhotography

    NicholsonPhotography TPF Noob!

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    Is there any way to fix this? No I did not shoot in RAW :(
    I used a flash...When I didn't, the shadows were too harsh on their faces. Either way, editing advice would be appreciated.
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    It looks completely blown out in many spots - once it's pure white there's nothing to recover.
     
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    Just thought there might be a way to darken the background and make the boys stand out more.
     
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    you can try bringing down the highlights and lightening the shadows, then maybe bring down the whole brightness and add contrast once its more evened out
     
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    Do either of these look any better? Or is my editing too obvious?
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    I'd suggest a vignette on the edges, using a separate layer and gradient tool.
     
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    And here are some vignettes:
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    Should I always use these thumbnails? Not sure if I'm breaking rules posting all these photos!
    So, is the b&w better? I think it is, but I've been looking at these all night. And, if it is that much better, do I offer only the black and white to the mom? Or color also? I mean, honestly...Are the highlights that bad?
    Thanks!
     
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    Ahh...I think I'm done editing...Unless any of you can see something I've overlooked. Thanks for your help, even if I just used this forum to "think outloud."
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