It was a fun class session today as we talked about histograms and the wisdom of over or underexposing your images depending on your goals.
It would seem we need to work on our visual aids! 😉
We’ve been experimenting with a concept called ETTR (Expose to the right) which is where an image is exposed so as to be weighted toward the right of the histogram (essentially overexposed in a traditional sense) in an attempt to improve signal to noise ratio and optimize dynamic range. We want to run a bunch more experiments before passing judgement, but here’s a sample from today.
When captured, this image was on the order of 1.5 stops overexposed. Don’t know about you, but we like it 😀