Lightroom Tutorial Series, Expose To The Right
- Aug 31st. 2012
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Lightroom Tutorial Series, Expose To The Right.
Hi and welcome to my blog. Today I am offering a Lightroom video that demonstrates why you might want to expose to the right. I am not a big fan of histograms used to judge exposure, because I focus mostly on portrait photography. In portraiture, there is just no way to use a histogram to judge exposure and determine if you have the proper skin tone.
The Histogram is still a very valuable tool to use. I use it as a reference to see if I have clipped any of the highlight information in a scene. This technique is called exposing to the right. When you expose to the right, you insure maximum detail lives in the file. Remember, you have to develop the file, in post, in order to use it, as the image will look washed out and over exposed. There is a lot of great information on the web about exposing to the right, so instead of trying to write a book about the subject, I will just show you in a video.
Please remember this video is not intended to be definitive and I am not claiming this video is the ONLY way or even the BEST way to understand exposing to the right. I am merely offering my thoughts on exposing to the right and offered this video only because it might be helpful to someone.
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