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Great hrschwartz 2011-09-27 6:22

Hi Philippe,

Maybe some people wonder why you take a picture of a pole. I wonder why you use neutral density filters on the camera? Software with graduated filters allows so much better control (e.g. Lightroom). If you are shooting RAW, take full advantage of it...yes, Yes? ;-)


Old 09-27-2011, 01:51 PM
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Hey Randy,
I use graduated filters because more often than not, you can't even get close to the proper exposure without such a filter. RAW files and Lightroom (which I indeed use) are both excellent tools but they have their limitations too...if the differences in the exposure are too great at the beginning, I find there's nothing you can do, even with a LR graduated filter on a RAW file...



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Old 10-08-2011, 10:20 AM
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Hi Philippe,

I just came upon your reply (I thought TE had sent emails about replies...but it's been a long time since I've really used TE ;-)). Anyway, I agree with your reply. If the exposure difference is beyond the dynamic range of the sensor, there won't be anything in the raw file for Lightroom to enhance. Ultimately, a graduated filter on the camera is useful.

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