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Old Oct 4, 2002, 3:13 PM   #1
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Default Bracket or Edit Exposures?

Instead of bracketing exposures in the field, what are the pros and cons of taking a single exposure in the field and editing it in post production using Ulead Photo Explorer.


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Old Oct 4, 2002, 4:21 PM   #2
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Frankly, I don't know yet. As an old slide shooter, I keep thinking that a properly exposed, or slightly overexposed shot will fare better in Photoshop, so I keep on bracketing the important and/or difficult ones.

I will be very interested in the responses to your question.

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Old Oct 4, 2002, 7:43 PM   #3
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The more adjustment in processing you need for exposure the more chance of noise, posterization, etc. If you shoot RAW, you have the ability to convert with a -2 to +2 exposure compensation, and if the image is underexposed you can usually save it .

If you bracket, and get the precise exposure you want, the image will probably be noticeably cleaner. However, there are some types of shooting that don't lend themselves to bracketing (sports, airshows, candid portraits, etc.)

So be prepared to use Bracketing and Exposure Compensation in processing, depending on the type of shooting.

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