Anybody here using base-ISO exclusively or predominantly?

Started Feb 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP nixda Veteran Member • Posts: 5,515
Re: interesting question

dmaclau wrote:

as we assess a scene we make adjustments to EV to meet our needs and to take advantage of a cameras capabilities. That's not ETTR, that's good photography. If we run into a scene with dynamic range beyond the camera's capabilities we make a series of decisions in exposure and in post processing. That's not ETTR, that's good photography.

The concept of ETTR is based on faulty logic in my opinion and if it was ever advisable which I doubt then advances in sensor design make it a meaningless concept now..again, in my opinion.

I use ETTR constantly in my professional activities (X-ray crystallography), where it is recognized as  proper technique, and I use it often in my personal photography. Although I'd like to hear about the alleged faulty logic, I did not intend this thread to become a discussion about the merits, or not, of ETTR. In any case, ETTR, like most other photographic approach, is not applicable all the time, and it isn't useless all the time either. As always, one needs to know when to use a tool, and when to use something else. When used at base-ISO, ETTR is quite valid. Hence my OP.

To over ride the camera's or photographer's abilities to constantly overexpose also borders on the danger of blowing out one or more of the channels. In camera histograms and blinkies are indications of exposure and not guarantees.

Although I've had an ETTR conversation with many photographers over the years I've yet to be shown that it works at all.

But...that's in my opinion.

Duly noted

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