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Metering versus ISO

J_Harris

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"RE: Metering versus ISO"

J_Harris Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Awarded for his contribution to the Nikonians Articles section Nikonian since 29th Mar 2011
Sat 22-Sep-12 02:11 AM


Hey guys,

I tried to reply a few hours ago but half-way through the electric power went out. After it came back on I started to reply again and guess what... power went out again. I'm very apprehensive while replying this third time.


Hi Perrone,

> Meter and ISO won't change the result. You are at the limit of the
> cameras dynamic range. So you can either add fill light or you can
> buy a camera with more range.

Maybe this is a good reason to upgrade to a D600, just kidding. It looks like what I need to do is get a better understanding of difficult lighting conditions and dynamic range limitations and adjust my shooting style and/or expectations accordingly.

Thanks

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Hi David,

> Exposure compensation is what you use if you need to open up
> shadows or bring down highlights.

I was thinking of that but decided there was such a wide range of lighting conditions that any adjustment would either blow-out or underexpose something, so I just left it neutral (zero).


> These images seem to be exposed well considering the fairly
> harsh light. The bright sunlight and the dark shadows exceed
> the dynamic range of the camera.

Yes, probably so. See my answer to Perrone above.


> If your prints do not match what you see on screen you may
> need to calibrate your monitor. Then use D-Lighting (or
> highlights & shadows in Photoshop) to open up the shadows
> until it prints right.

Actually, I use a NEC MultiSync PA241W that is calibrated for best viewing of photographic material. Even the commercially printed photographs had a greater loss of shadow detail than the posted ones here. Something went wrong somewhere.


A big thank you to everyone for your suggestions and expertise, it is greatly appreciated.

Jerry

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