Sat 01-Dec-12 06:27 PM | edited Sat 01-Dec-12 06:28 PM by doc85
I am sure this has been discussed some time before, but what is the best way to handle the problem where the image displayed on the camera LCD always looks so much better than it does when you open it in a post processing program?
I have been shooting NEF Auto ISO (6400) with my D700 and a f2.8 70-200 lens at a lot of low light entertainment events in a large room (100 + people) in a retirement home and when I glance at the LCD they look great, but post processing in Capture Nx2 they appear under exposed. Often by a stop or two.
I understand - use the histogram to evaluate the exposure, but is there some way to preset Capture Nx2 to reproduce the same bright image I see on the camera?
I could use flash, but that seems to bother a lot of those old folks. Thanks Doc 85 (really 89)
Right after I had your post I had to take some shots of a group of carolers. I turned the brightness down on the lcd as you suggested and that made a big difference. the images on my iMac with CNx2 looked much more as they did on the lcd. f2.8,iso6400 PP in CNX2. Thanks for your advice it helped and I did not have to adjust the exposure just tweak the WB crop a bit and apply a little noise reduction PP.
The brightness of the LCD and the monitor is sort of independent of the image's brightness. The brightness of the LCD is controlled on the camera and the monitor's brightness is set on the monitor and only affect the display of the image, not how bright or light the image will print or look on other's computers, eRaders, phones, tablets, etc.