I've made a big push this year (I know, the year is young) to not rely on what my camera indicated as a good exposure, but to use that as a starting point, and then adjust based on my camera's histogram.
I downloaded a terrific e-book by David Duchemin called Chasing-the-look (btw it's only $5.00 USD), and noticed he has written about this subject on his blog. If you are a visual/hands on learner like me, check out David's podcasts here. I've watched a couple of them -- and find them interesting and informative.
Anyhoo -- after reading his article on Exposure and Metering -- I thought I'd give it a whirl. Lucky for Rick -- he got to be my subject! Now the little room that I was shooting in is dim (kindof like me) so I went ahead and cranked the ISO way on up there -- so excuse the noise.
#1 is what my camera indicated as the correct exposure. Based on the histogram, I was digging #3 and #4 a whole lot more.
After processing the two in Photoshop, I was still leaning towards #3 as the better of the two, although there really isn't too much difference.
So, here's the winner of today's exercise (thank you Rick)!!!!
olive oil dough from a couple of days ago -- I hope to post pictures tomorrow of the outcome.
Have a great Sunday!!!!
PS -- did the Cowboy's rock it yesterday evening??? And a woo hoo to the Raven's on their win today!!!!! You know I love Boston - but, I've become a fan of the Raven's since watching the Blindside!