Overexposing V Underexposing

Started Feb 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
tiberiousgracchus
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Re: Overexposing V Underexposing
In reply to Christof21, Feb 10, 2013

Christof21 wrote:

Christof21 wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exposing_to_the_right

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/expose-right.shtml

These are 2 ref that explain why and how you can avoid noise in shadows

That said the Fuji X's produce very little noise anyway

So nowadays this applies for the few shots where deep shadows are important

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You mean that it is not a good idea to use dr@200 or 400, it would be better in fact to have the opposite function in the camera (overexpose and correct it) !
I don't know what to think...

I am not sure what DR200 or DR400 does, but as long as you are not blowing highlights, you should try to shoot as bright as you can.

That is the expose-to-the-right theory.

it just makes the opposite, under-expose 1 or 2 stops and correct it as utomatically. It preserves the highlights.
Mayber I under-estimate the importance of the sky in a picture but I prefer to preserve shadows and have less noise.
The article is vert interesting !

I believe(d) in the exposure to right theory. however after seeing what the camera is capable of im no longer afraid of overexposing. The links in the original post is and exaggerated example but it goes to show that blown out highlights does not neccessarily mean loss of detail. With my Canon blown highlight meant you could not retrieve the info but with the X100 its still possible.

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