FZ200, badlands

Started Jan 31, 2014 | Photos thread
phototransformations Senior Member • Posts: 2,846
Re: FZ200, badlands

splendors wrote:

Thanks for your all replied and good advice && suggestion.

Yes, I tried to keep the sky not over-exposure and the badlands with grey-white level. So, I get my FZ200 to be under-exposure then for shots.


I took a look at some of your other photos, and I see that you routinely underexpose by 1/3 to 1 1/3 stop. Although this does ensure that you'll preserve most of the highlights it also pretty much guarantees that you'll block up the shadows and, if you try to lighten the image you might also get a lot of banding. If you are really concerned about highlights, then perhaps you need to shoot RAW.

Unless this is the "look" you are going for, underexposing this much takes away, in my opinion, more than it adds. If you have not done so yet, it would help you to take a look at some of your images in an editor that lets you see a histogram. Then you'll see that you are not taking advantage of a lot of "room" on the lighter end of the image and are causing things that are not actually black to be recorded as black.

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