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DR placement along histogram
« on: March 20, 2011, 04:37:44 PM »

I frequently find myself shooting Lake Superior scenes that include 2 to 2 1/2 stops of soft fog twilight that can be moved left to right, or right to left, presumably capturing the full dynamic range of the scene at many points along the histogram. The perceived optimal image on the LCD often appears "correct" to my eye at the histogram midpoint or even to the left of midpoint. When the appearance of a darker image with limited DR is desired for aesthetic reasons do we still shoot to the right ensuring well saturation and then somehow find our way back to apparent lower light levels in post processing?


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Re: DR placement along histogram
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 04:58:42 PM »

I would do so... that way I would have less noise in the shadows.


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Re: DR placement along histogram
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 05:43:24 PM »

For very low DR scenes and if you don't intend to alter contrast much, I'd say it doesn't matter much (supposing base ISO of course).
If you plan to expand contrast much, it's probably better to expose to the right (which I try to do).
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