Underexposing to retain detail

There are occasions when a little underexposure isn’t necessarily a bad thing! But you need to be sure that you can underexpose, or allow the camera to underexpose, without causing issues of image degradation when you process the photo. AJ explains why and when he sometimes deliberately underexposes to retain detail.

Published in Imaging Skills
  1. Thank you Andrew. Very helpful.

  2. It’s surprising how many (mainly wildlife in my case) subjects have white or very light areas, so this is how I mostly shoot. Of course you also often don’t know exactly what creature is going to show up so it generally becomes default mode.

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