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When Is It Ok to Blow Out Your Highlights?

We have it repeatedly drilled into us that we should avoid blowing out our highlights, but is it always a thing that should be avoided? This great video discusses when you should actually consider blowing out the highlights for the best possible image. Coming to you from our friend, Pye Jirsa, with SLR Lounge, this excellent video discusses when you should actually consider blowing out the highlights in your images. We are taught from the start that blowing out highlights is something to be avoided, and in a lot of situations, that is great advice, as once a highlight is blown out on a digital sensor, there is no way to recover it. Nonetheless, sometimes, you should consider blowing them out for a range of reasons, and as you can see in this video, it can be a great way to deal with a busy background that does nothing but distract from your subject, plus, if you blow them out in post, you still have the original file without the blown highlights should you change your mind. It is definitely worth taking a second look at how it can be a useful addition to your toolkit.Check out the video above for the full rundown from Jirsa.
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