Earlier I mentioned that the Fill Light adjustment may be a better choice for bringing detail out of a dark image instead of increasing exposure. It specifically works on the shadow areas. Here's that image again and the steps to apply Fill Light (Figure 4.36).
Figure 4.36 Fill Light tool.
- Click the Highlight tool in the sidebar.
- Click an edit tile to adjust the fill light, or drag the slider below the tiles.
- Click the green Save button (the checkmark) to apply the setting.
Looking at the background on the right side of the image, you can see more detail with the Fill Light setting applied; the Exposure version blows out most of that detail.