Why Exposing to the Right (ETTR) is BAD!

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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alexisgreat Veteran Member • Posts: 6,459
Re: why exposing to the right may be bad

I've found that although highlights may not be blown, colors might be washed out- perhaps individual color channels get clipped? Regardless, I've always found that any amount of over-exposure washes out colors- like taking pics in bright sunlight.  I favor a slight underexposure. I dont give a damn about shadows, for all I care let them clip to black- the picture looks better that way anyway (less noise.)  I favor a slight underexposure, because colors seem richer.

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