Expose to the right.
I was recently asked about 'exposing to right' when taking photographs and thought it might be a useful article for others.
Exposing to the right is to deliberately over expose the shot without clipping.
When you take your next shot have a look in the LCD screen and look at the histogram, if the graph is mainly to the left the shot contains more shadow detail, if it's in the centre it will contain both highlight and shadow detail, to the right it contains more highlight detail. Now the trick is to get the histogram to the far right as possible WITHOUT going over the right edge of the box, as this will mean the highlights being clipped (no detail). You may need to take several shots to get it right.
The benefits are:
Better use of the colour spectrum
You also need to shoot in RAW format for post processing requirements.
Photo credits: Misterlez.
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