Pls show examples where increasing brightness in post better than increasing ISO.

Started Oct 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP PhilPreston3072 Senior Member • Posts: 2,584
Re: examples where increasing brightness in post is better than increasing ISO.

ultimitsu wrote:

PhilPreston3072 wrote:

I'm afraid you are still missing the point. If you're testing ISO6400 performance and finding that highlights are clipping then of course you have to reduce exposure.

it is you who is missing the point. it is well arguable that both shots got the right brightness - the sky is black and the walls is lit. the fact that inside the building detail preserved is a bonus. reduce ISO to 100 without any in-computer brightening (which is what you are advocating) would give you detail in the building but no details at all on the walls.

Put it this way, did the poster do all he possibly can to preserve highlights when using high ISO?  If he did not then I don't know why he's complaining about lost highlight detail.  When it comes to lowlight shooting, highlights are much easier to preserve than deep shadows.

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