Working with Harsh Shadows and Light

I recently organized a photo shoot at a restored vintage gas station featuring 12 models, 8 cars (classics and street rods), and 8 photographers. This was my first time running this type of event, and as you have most likely noticed a bit of a departure from my typical subject matter. Naturally, the day of the shoot, the temperature was forecast to be in the low 90's, and very sunny. This made from some very challenging shooting conditions. Let's look at one of the photos taken during the shoot. Right away, we can see that the light was very harsh, and the shadows are a bit overwhelming to say the least. Using Lightroom, the first step is to make some global adjustments, and to do some cr

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