My images are capturing dark

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Michael Fryd
Michael Fryd Forum Pro • Posts: 11,237
Re: My images are capturing dark

tdwesbo wrote:

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OP never raised the highlight issue but this thread seems to imply they did.

The reason that blown highlights have been brought up is that the obvious way of addressing the dark image will result in blown highlights.

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The OP's primary complaint was that the out-of-camera images were darker than he expected. He did not mention a highlight issue, but that's expected as he does not currently have that issue.

From his responses it appears the OP's issue was that he was letting the camera meter off a white target instead of a grey target.

Metering off a grey card will lighten up the images, but will likely result in blown highlights. We don't whether or not those blown highlights would be a problem for the OP.

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