To ETTR or not to ETTR...?

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Paul Amyes
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Re: To ETTR or not to ETTR...?

Jeepit wrote:

Never had to do this back in the film days; so how important is it now? Do you or don't you ETTR (expose to the right)?



This is just a means of deciding where your highlights and shadows fall and how much detail you want to keep in them. It's no different to what we did when shooting film. With print film it was expose for the shadow and print for the highlights, but with transparency it was the opposite and digital behaves like slide film (particularly when shooting jpgs). I expose as far to the right as possible without loosing highlight detail. When processing the resultant RAW files I can then decide where my shadows fall.

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