So I have a question about how best to expose when shooting with a DSLR. I am using a 5DMk3 and am trying to shoot a night scene in a bedroom.
Should I be exposing to the right, and then dial back the exposure in post? Or should I underexpose in camera to get the final look I am after.
When I have tried exposing the camera properly, and then dialling it back in post, I find that I get a lot of banding and artefacts presenting themselves (especially on walls). However, if I am underexposing in camera, surely that is just going to be introducing noise, for the simple fact that you are underexposing.
Also, how does this change if you are trying to boost the ISO in camera. If to get a decent exposure it involves going up to 3200, would I be better off staying at 640 with an underexposed image?
I hope I have explained myself well enough. Let me know if I haven’t. I would really appreciate the insight, thanks!