Under exposed images in Raw

Started Oct 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
apaflo
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Re: Under exposed images in Raw
In reply to Dan Marchant, Oct 30, 2012

Dan Marchant wrote:

Good advise from Sailor Blue (thumbs up from me), but FYI the guy who said to check the brightness on your LCD is making a valid point. An overly bright LCD can fool you into thinking an image is properly exposed, which is why checking the histogram is important.

The point that needs to be made is that looking at a preview image on the camera's LCD is NEVER an appropriate way to judge exposure.  They guy's point to check the brightness of the LCD is bogus advice in all respects.

Accept the light meter and auto exposure, use the histogram, use the highlight display, or even try the Sunny Sixteen Rule.  But look at the preview to judge framing, and perhaps with effort the sharpness; but never to judge exposure.

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