Fz1000 - HIGHLIGHT & SHADOW CURVE HOW DOES IT WORK

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by bigbob, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. bigbob

    bigbob Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 14, 2012
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    Robert Morin
    Does this work in RAW mode and which cure preset works best for landscape photos? Bigbob
     
  2. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Lorenzo
    It is relevant only for jpeg but can give you an idea of what you can get processing the raw files later.

    For landscapes you usually have a big difference in sky and earth brightness. You want to keep earth as bright as possible, to show details and minimize noise, while avoiding clipping the sky. So it may be good to expose for the earth (you can do this with exposure compensation) and use the tone curve to rise a little the shadows and bring down the sky (highlights).
    But it depends a lot on the scene and what you are trying to achieve and how you choose to expose.

    You could bring the highlights curve completely down and then overexpose stopping just before the sky turns completely white, like some kind of "clipping" warning. Then, processing the RAW, you can find a better balance.

    An HDR shot in these situations could be better.
     
  3. bigbob

    bigbob Mu-43 Regular

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    Robert Morin
    Thanks for the reply, I will try it. Bigbob