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Harold Gough 12th June 2018 05:56 AM

Toad: Fill Flash vs Digital Fill
 
This toad was in shadow but further shadows were darkening its head end. I took some shots in daylight, of which one is shown without shadow adjustment in processing and a version with (maximum setting) digital shadow relief. The last had a second pass through the maximum shadow relief software.

Then I took a shot with my single flash gun, which is always set for "fill", still in aperture priority. That is the first image.

Olympus EM-1, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/60 at f11, hand-held.

Harold

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Walti 12th June 2018 09:41 AM

Re: Toad: Fill Flash vs Digital Fill
 
Interesting that the end result isn't a million miles away from the flash... The flash photo is obviously better as you can see the right foot properly and the background is a little nicer.

Whenever I do adjustments I find darkening highlights works really well but lightening shadows creates noise. Is this what you found?

I have been thinking of deliberately over exposing photos to get the shadows exposed correctly and darkening down the highlights in software, what do you think?

Harold Gough 12th June 2018 10:28 AM

Re: Toad: Fill Flash vs Digital Fill
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Walti (Post 448914)
Interesting that the end result isn't a million miles away from the flash... The flash photo is obviously better as you can see the right foot properly and the background is a little nicer.

Whenever I do adjustments I find darkening highlights works really well but lightening shadows creates noise. Is this what you found?

I have been thinking of deliberately over exposing photos to get the shadows exposed correctly and darkening down the highlights in software, what do you think?

Not to notice. I remove noise before doing any processing.

The over-exposing is the "expose to the right" principle, popular with digital photographers. I have never bothered with that (nor histograms).

Harold


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