Do you under expose photos from camera?

3 months 1 week ago #737424 by Luca
I’ve heard a few people saying that they under expose photos from their camera.  I’m curious why when you can do the same in post?


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3 months 1 week ago #737438 by Nikon Shooter

Luca wrote: I’m curious why when you can do the same in post?


The powers of post processing are very impressive but only
under the condition of properly exposed recordings. PP will
not do miracles on burnt areas.

The whole thing is to protect the whites at all costs… that is
what I practice and teach.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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3 months 6 days ago #737484 by Tim Kelley
+1 agree, I'm usually always underexposed as well from camera.  


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3 months 4 days ago #737606 by Cory J
Sure do


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3 months 3 days ago #737620 by CharleyL
Yes, always. 

Charley


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3 months 1 day ago #737748 by Photo Junky
Depends on what I'm shooting, but most of the time, I like to underexpose a tad, I just like how it looks.  


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2 months 4 weeks ago #737870 by Norse Photographer
Can't you do the same with a polarized filter? 


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2 months 4 weeks ago #737871 by Nikon Shooter

Norse Photographer wrote: Can't you do the same with a polarized filter? 


It all has to do with the light meter and yes with what ever is
set in front of the lens… even NDs.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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2 months 3 weeks ago #738061 by Otto F
No, if any adjustments are needed, I do in post


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2 months 3 weeks ago #738094 by Moe
No, I make my adjustment in postprocessing as well


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2 months 2 weeks ago #738325 by Chris Briggs
Only time that I intentionally underexpose is when I'm photographing something with a lot of green in it. 


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2 months 2 weeks ago #738490 by Baydream
Underexposing a slight bit will assure you get the most data in your RAW image. You can recover a lot of data from the dark side but much less from the light side. 
For the same reason, I try to not crop images in camera too tight. The extra area allows for better composition in PP and is a big factor where you do galley wrap canvas prints. 

Shoot, learn and share. It will make you a better photographer.
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2 months 1 week ago #738677 by icepics
Hi John!! Haven't seen you in ages! Hope you're doing well and great to have you on sharing your advice.

Sharon
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2 months 1 week ago #738692 by Crammer
Yes for outdoor shots, I will usually underexpose by a stop 


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2 months 1 week ago #738810 by EtherArts
Hello,
If you are shooting JPEG, then the general rule is to underexpose because if you lose the highlights in a JPEG, these highlights are simply lost, unrecoverable


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