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| p.1 #1 · Who exposes for the dress?? |
Just editing some bridal portraits, and i got to thinking...who "exposes for the dress?" Personally, i find that if you simply meter the dress at +/- 0 ev, you end up with underexposed skin (obviously, b/c the camera wants to make the white dress 18% grey)....I think my happy medium is with the dress about + 1/3 to + 2/3 ev
so, that being said, how many people here will absolutely NOT have blown highlights on the dress, at the expense of underexposed skin? Sure i can pull highlights back, and use the recovery slider, but i feel like images that are processed that way end up looking fake, or just weird.... I like my images nice and contrasty, which does lead to some loss of detail in the dress sometimes.....but i dont think it's offensive (not 100% blown out)....so what are your thoughts?