RAW and EV setting
Underexposure or overexposure?
But what with pictures that you want to sell or print in large formats? Well, in most cases you will shoot them in RAW to allow some good post processing. Do you still need to follow the standard rules from above? Nope. You can forget about your grey cat in a grey sofa :-) Another way of working applies here. But before going into that, first some technical stuff to explain the background.
How to show this in practice?
Since it's kinda impossible to upload noisy images here, you can always find the examples of what I explain below, at the link in my profile and go to the "RAW and EV setting" article.
The image at the left was taken with -2EV, while the image at the right side was taken at an +2EV. The images are then leveled back so that their histograms are similar and both are a crop of a 100% view, which allows you to easily see how much noise is generated by post processing the underexposed images up to an acceptable level. So even Raw is not sacred here...
So, I hope that you found this article of any use. Thanks for reading and keep 'em uploading!
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