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I prefer to get it right in camera


12 May 2013 2:20PM
Many digital cameras have an option for blown highlights being indicated on the camera monitor. RAW or JPG - not much (if anything) to be saved there.

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keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 2:22PM

Quote:In less than 1000 words, describe your gut reaction to reading those words in a forum discussion
Oh not again - quick hide the thread Grin
arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 2:42PM
Getting it right in camera might involve blowing the highlights.
Getting the rest of the image details exposed correctly might mean that the highlights are blown,
in order that the darker shadowy areas of the image retain detail/colour information.
This is based on the assumption that 'exposing to the right' is a safer bet for 'getting it right....'?
redsnappa 12 2.0k United Kingdom
12 May 2013 3:20PM

Quote:I prefer to get it right in camera
when translated means "I don't know how to work computers and I can't fathom out how to use Photoshop".
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
12 May 2013 3:34PM

Quote:Its a bit like saying

"I prefer not crashing"

when referring to driving

or

"I prefer not stabbing myself in the eye with a fork"

when referring to eating

or

"I prefer hitting the right notes"

when referring to musicians playing tunes



It doesn't need to be said, ever, because it's axiomatic.

so my reaction is.... "what a t0sser"



Not the same is it, what if its someone photographing your wedding, surely getting it right in camera is just the base line, or would you just regard them as being tossers as well Smile
snapbandit 10 2.2k 3 Northern Ireland
12 May 2013 3:39PM

Quote:when translated means "I don't know how to work computers and I can't fathom out how to use Photoshop".

when translated means "I don't know how to use my camera & will rely on a software programmer to fix my pix for me" TongueTongue

Seriously though, both statements are black & white generalisations - neither is totally correct!
WinkWink
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
12 May 2013 4:24PM
unusual for you to be so way off the point Paul Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
12 May 2013 4:27PM
Yeh my heads hurting Smile

But I know were your coming from.

Like when you question someone over a picture, they say the like to get it right in camera, yet there`s no emotion, just nothing Smile
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
12 May 2013 4:31PM
awwww - too much shandy last night Wink

send you some co-codimol down lol


ok - are there any people out there who don't like getting it right in camera?

Flip it a bit...
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
12 May 2013 4:33PM
a few more ....


when playing snooker, most people would like to get it right - i.e. get a good safety/snooker/pot (whatever's appropriate)

when striking in football, I would prefer to score a goal

when taking a photo I prefer to get it right in camera

when cooking a meal, I prefer not to ruin it

when breathing, I prefer oxygen to be present

Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
12 May 2013 4:38PM
This all depends, right is sometimes wrong Smile

Depends on what your doing Smile
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
12 May 2013 4:41PM
not the oxygen one though Wink

I do enjoy breathing that...
Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
12 May 2013 7:04PM
Bored today Ade?

Wink
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
13 May 2013 9:18AM
In my film days 'getting it right in camera' meant I knew what the printer's auto machines were going to spit out into that little envelope (and different labs may do different things).
In digital, 'getting it right in camera' to me means knowing what jpeg file is going to come out of the camera's processing engine for any given picture style.
Shooting raw, its meaningless because what comes out depends on how I process it - I can, however expose in a way that maximises my options: for example, ETTR goes against everything that 'getting I right in camera' means but it gives you the best option for maximising detail (if that is what you want) and it often makes a sh!t photograph if processed using a defined picture style.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
13 May 2013 9:45AM

Quote:Bored today Ade?

Wink



yeah - mild hangover (so listless) and crap weather (so stuck inside)

I'd read this just once too often... and it always comes across a bit like "Sheldon" talking down to everyone. Everyone who has ever held a camera prefers to get it right in camera.... what they do after that is up to them, but getting a good shot is whole point of the exercise Wink

anyway - got a few meetings today so best get off here

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