Overexposing V Underexposing

Started Feb 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
djpearlman
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Re: Expose to the Right vs DR Auto, DR200, DR400
In reply to Mark Weston, Feb 10, 2013

DR 200 and 400 expose to the left to make sure (over-sure) not to clip highlights in jpegs, where they can not be recovered. Less of a worry shooting raw because there is more highlight headroom there.  But still, as with slide film in the old days, digital file shadows can usually be recovered to some extent while truly burned out highlights can not. I used to love overexposing tri-x, but don't do that with digital.

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