Remember our discussion from class:
When you have any of the settings on your camera on "automatic", your camera is going to work to get a "perfect exposure". That is, an exposure whose values average out to middle grey. As a result, images can seem a bit less vibrant than it may have seemed when you were looking at the scene in person. Therefore, we went over a few tools for editing color images in class, specifically "levels", "color balance", and "hue & saturation". I will talk about a few more tools & filters over the next few days, as well.
Here are the "before-and-after" images I showed you in class on Wednesday: