The photos above are two of my favourites from my trip to Istanbul in September. Funnily enough, they were rubbish straight out of the camera and I thought about deleting them before I started editing. Both had distracting highlights and shadows and in the second photo one side of the man's face was completely over-exposed. But problems in the colour versions became features in black and white.
Here's a second example, a photo I took of Matthias while we were waiting at the train station on evening recently. The straight-out-of-the-camera (SOOC) is not bad, but the over-exposed halos from the lights are a little off-putting and the change in background from left to right looks weird. The white balance is also not quite right and he's skin is a bit jaundiced.
Next week: Metering