Experiments with Nikon D600 exposure - seems too aggressive

Started Sep 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Mako2011
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Re: ETTR

Jack Hogan wrote:

creaDVty wrote:

if my goal is to maximize the info available for postprocessing, perhaps a better approach would be to use average metering (one of the options for center-weighted).

Nein, that's also my goal and that's not a good way to do it, imo. Spot meter the brightest object and increase exposure by 2.3EV or so is my preference. But it's not easy to do in a dynamic situation. In that case you may want to consider matrix+auto ADL, one of Mako's specialties

Yep...ADL in Auto can indeed be a useful tool! I'm learning now to be more effective with spot but do not relinquish my hold on ADL Been experiminting with spot just as you suggest. Amazing at how well it can work and what it does in forcing your to "see" the scene in terms of exposure with more intimacy. A great learning experience.

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