Photoshop skills are very important in modern music photography. This is a good example of a throwaway shot, that with a bit of tweaking can actually be saved.
Situation: The lights changed fast, from very dark to very bright, faster than I could adjust the camera settings. Leaving shot totally over exposed and ‘useless’. A couple of minutes in Photoshop CS6 and we have a usable image. Okay it’s not perfect but skills like these can save the day when it comes to getting a shot or walking away with nothing.
Left: after. Right: before