The “best” exposure is one which captures the broadest range of tonal values in the scene you are photographing. To capture the maximum amount of detail in the scene, try to choose an exposure that exposes the highlights in the scene as close to the right side of the histogram without go over the edge. If you are shooting RAW, it is possible to pull more detail out of the shadows if the image is underexposed, but at the expense of increasing digital noise in the image. If you are slightly overexposed, most RAW convertors may be able to recover detail in the highlights due to the fact that all three color channels (red, green and blue) may not all be overexposed and the RAW convertor may be able to recover the overexposed channel from the other two. However, if all three channels are overexposed, it is impossible to recover detail in the overexposed highlights.
- Fotobug - Episode 200 - First Look Luminar 2018Wow! Out 200th podcast episode!! Lots of news this time - so be sure to watch the entire episode for full details. Could a metalens be in your future and replace your glass lenses? Researchers at Harvard may make that possible! Poor GoPro is not having much luck. 250 people have been laid off […]
- Fotobug - Episode 200 - First Look Luminar 2018
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