Sometimes our photos end up being underexposed by accident, or because of poor lighting conditions. But what about doing it on purpose? Photographer Manny Ortiz admits he tends to underexpose his photos for one or two stops. In this video, he talks about why he does it and about the benefits of this approach. Since Manny shoots mainly portraits, he uses this technique in portrait photography. Also, it’s useful when he works in natural light. When the lighting is tricky, you should follow the general rule to expose for the highlights in order to keep them intact. For example,

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