To ETTR or not to ETTR...?

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Tom Axford Veteran Member • Posts: 6,229
Re: example

TomFid wrote:

In LR, I used the exposure slider to roughly normalize everything to look like the +1 shot (i.e. the +3 shot got -2, etc.). Then they all look similar. It turns out that the jpeg histogram is too conservative, and even the +3EV shot is not clipped:

Same sequence, after rough leveling using the LR exposure slider.

Try processing the +3 shot with the Exposure slider around -2.5 to -3.0 and the Whites slider around +70.  That should bring out much more detail in the highlights and be much closer to what the sensor actually recorded.

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