Uneven Lighting

Uneven lighting, a mix of bright lights and deeper shadows falling across subjects in a single scene, can pose a worthy challenge in post, but it is still fixable. How, you ask? Brighten up the exposure to light the subjects in the darkest part of the image, and then use a graduated filter to darken the subjects who have become overexposed with light. Finally, use a radial burn if necessary to darken the edges and pull attention back into the frame.