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shooting at -2/3 EV

JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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"RE: shooting at -2/3 EV"

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Thu 03-Jan-13 09:57 PM

>I just finished reading Peterson’s Understanding Exposure - a
>great reference. Peterson recommends shooting an additional
>shoot at -2/3 EV saying it frequently produces a better photo
>(better contrast and saturation) than what the meter
>recommends.

I remember there being some film that could benefit from a small amount of constant underexposure, but certainly not digital.

-2/3 EV for digital as a genera setting is just going to introduce lots of noise when you try to fix the underexposure in post processing.

If you are shooting JPG and want more contrast and saturation in the "just out of camera" JPGs, just set your camera to do that in the picture controls.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

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