P950: What PP can do

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André BARELIER
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Re: Extreme Recovery- What PP can do

Eightace wrote:

Do you find you get better results under or over exposing ?

I'd always heard of over exposing but only recently heard of people underexposing.

But your method seems to work.

I don't think it's a method. I think he made a mistake at the time of the shot, but, thanks to his knowledge, he managed to recover the picture brilliantly.

Perhaps he will come back to confirm or deny.

About under or overexposure:

If you overexpose, the risk is to get burnt highlights. A burnt highlight is an area in the picture where there is no information left . In that case, you cannot recover anything.

Underexposure leads to dark shadows. It is very unlikely that you underexpose to the point where there is nothing else than black in the underexposed area. That's why you can always recover dark shadows, at the expense of noise.

But, as ANAYV said, today, softwares can do wonders at eliminating noise.

That's why, if you're not sure about the risk of blown hghlights, it's better to underexpose, and to bring back the shadows in PP.

Shooting raw allows much better recovery than jpeg.

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