Hi Folks. Camera is a 7D
I get the idea of the blinkies, to prevent blown highlights, and I think I get the reasoning for ETTR. Please correct me if I am wrong, slightly overexposing enables detail in shadow to be seen and it is easier to pull detail back from highlights than shadow without adding noise to the shadow?
My question concerns how to achieve some sort of balance, I like to take landscape and seascape pictures among others.
Others are generally Motorsport and BIF, both natural and man made!
What I am finding is that the blinkies are going before I ETTR, some times it will take around 1 stop to the left to reduce the blinkies to just a very few very bright highlights, then of course the shadows increase.
What am I doing wrong,
1 Using the highlight alert in the first place?
2 Metering mode, I have tried centre weighted and evaluative. Partial and spot seemed wrong by definition!
3 Not doing HDR. Would this even work with motion of the sea, clouds, boats and birds?
4 Other, please elaborate.
I know someone out there can help, and any and all help will be gratefully received.