Why ETTR?

Started Dec 20, 2013 | Questions thread
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clengman
clengman Senior Member • Posts: 1,941
Re: Why ETTR?

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 are over exposing. If you have a lot of bright highlight detail that you want to keep, you have to expose so that those parts of the photo don't over saturate the sensor. That may mean that the photo as a whole looks too dark. Then you must pull the shadow and mid tones up to an appropriate level.

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