Why ETTR?

Started Dec 20, 2013 | Questions thread
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aflundi Forum Member • Posts: 68
Re: Why ETTR?
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letsgofishing wrote:

I've tried ETTR with high-contrast, sunrise/sunset seascapes.

My experience is that parts of the sky blow out to white which I cannot recover in PP.

On the other hand, a "correct" exposure allows me to easily recover information in the dark shadow areas....am I doing something wrong?

Yes. You're not doing ETTR. You're doing EBTR (Expose Beyond The Right). ETTR say move as far to the right as possible without overexposing any pixels you want to retain exposure information. You might choose to over expose very bright and small specular reflection for instance, but if you want sky information in this case, then those pixels must be to the left of the right-hand limit.

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