For film, I have heard that its better to overexpose, as it retains more information, details that can be brought out with processing. Is this really true?
How about for digital? I know you can just see the LCD screen and see its under or overexposed but lets say, you only can fire one shot.
Some of you here would say, just hit the right exposure. True but if faced with a contrasting subject, like one with back lighting, would you expose for the foreground or background? Alternatively, for digital, HDR could be done. If this is not available, what else can be done?
Thanks in advance.