Since I am still learning this program (APP CS5.5) I'm looking for some advise here.
I am currently working with a R3D shot of an outdoor scene where high contrast was unavoidable. Most of the scene is in shade, which is fine. But, there are some annoying areas that got hit by bright sunlight and therefore seriously overexposed.
In "Source Settings" is there a way to reduce the exposure on just "those areas" and not anywhere else, so it will not be so distracting to the whole look of it?
The slider Highlight y does not seem to work well enough.
Since digital is very similar to working with positive film, should I assume that there is nothing much that can be done about extreme contrasty areas, and just try and avoid shots like that in the future?
Any help or advise is appreciated.
Thanks for your time.