Getting Beyond ETTR

You’ve heard for years about ETTR (expose to the right) meaning to slightly overexpose digital files for maximum image detail and quality. And recently you may have heard more about doing the opposite—underexposing to maximize detail and image quality. Well this article by John Paul Caponigro at our sister publication, Digital Photo Pro, will help you understand exactly what’s what when it comes to exposing digital image files for maximum quality. It’s not that ETTR is wrong, it’s just that it’s not always right. Here’s how to tell the difference.

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