OMD severe flash exposure problem

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
John King
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Re: Proof in pudding, er, images......

Gidday Guy

Just downloaded your images and had a bit of a play in Bridge6/ACR. I am using a calibrated ASUS PA246Q monitor.

Increased the exposure on the first (underexposed) by 0.3 stop. It looks pretty good to me. Good saturation and colour detail, maybe a bit dark for some.

Decreased the exposure on the second (one using +1.3 stops exposure compensation) by 0.6 or 0.7 stop, and it still looked a bit 'bright' to me. In the original of this one, the colours look very bright on my screen, washed out, to be honest.

It appears to me that the "correct" exposure is somewhere between the two modified values, depending on personal preference. That is to say, somewhere between +0.3 and +0.7 stop compensation for that particular subject. Because the shots are at an angle to a fine cotton (?) material, reflectance will be different from a straight on shot of the exact same subject.

May I ask why you are using ISO 400 if you want to reduce the impact of any ambient light? Seems to me that even with the OM-D and EPL-5, you would get better DR shooting at ISO 200.

I can post the images here if you like. Feel very free to say no.
I hate it when (some) other people play around with my own images, specially when they neither asked for permission to do so, nor were even asked for their opinion in the first place ...

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