“ Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop – Ansel Adams
I love contrasty images like the one I shot today in my hometown. I have a sweet spot for deep, definite shadows. In such cases, I always expose manually and underexpose to preserve highlight details.
Later in the day, I came across an online article I recommend you’d read, as it states pretty much what I’m thinking on this matter myself. Basically, what it says is:
I must say I’ve never applied the ‘expose to the right’ rule. I really hate having blown highlights in my images much more than having some noise in the shadows. If you convert your shots to black and white, some noise is even welcome. I sometimes add it digitally on purpose.
What’s your personal approach?
Meanwhile here is the link to the article .