Why Exposing to the Right (ETTR) is BAD!

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
JulesJ Forum Pro • Posts: 45,544
Re: ETTR and Blinkies.

apaflo wrote:

JulesJ wrote:

The histogram gives much more valid information than the blinkies. I know your advice is given with good intent, but I think you should do some more in depth research into the use of the histogram.

The histogram data and the highlight display data are identical,

no they are not, see my previous post.

and neither is more or less valid.

yes they are. See previous post.

It's just a different graphical display mechanism for the exact same data.

Mmmmm, see previous post.

Sometimes the histogram is more useful,


sometimes the highlight display is more useful.


The problem for most people is realizing exactly what each display is showing,

My point exactly.

and then being able to apply that information to decisions made about the next shot to be taken.


Sometimes, when using the highlight display presentation, it can be quite useful to bracket three or four shots to see exactly how it changes, and then pick the exposure that does not blink in a particular area when the next higher exposure in the series did blink.

That is a complete waste of time given that you have the histogram to look art.

Or, conversly, choose the first of the series that did blink where the next lower exposure did not.

See above.

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