Hi all. im looking thru my 7GB+ of RAW wedding shots now. i have a slight problem regarding exposure
for example, how much do we expose of the groom. In Adobe Camera Raw, there are a few important features, (1) exposure, (2) recovery and (3) Fill Light.
I have no problems with (1) and (2) but have problems with (3).
the camera's meter naturally exposes to retain the highlights of the bride's dress, resulting in the groom's black suit being rather devoid of detail. However, i can use fill light to save me here. Fill light allows me to expose the detail for the groom's black suit thereby revealing slight creases etc that results in a more accentuated suit (i.e. i can see the suit's features more clearly)
the trade off: there is noise (quite high in some photos especially if i shoot at ISO800) in the black levels of the suit. moving the luminance noise removal slider in PS doesn't help much there.
My question is...should i therefore leave the suit underexposed and devoid of detail thereby reducing the amount of noise, or should i expose the suit a bit more and survive with noise which can actually be quite high in some situations.