Underexposing is one of the most common techniques photographers in many different genres use, and it can be quite a beneficial way to shoot, but that does not mean it is always the appropriate way to shoot. This helpful video discusses the benefits of underexposing your images, when it might be right for your workflow, and when you should avoid it.
Coming to you from Gab Loste from gabpolitely, this excellent video discusses the popular technique of underexposing images. The reason this technique has come about is that in general (with digital sensors), it is easier to recover dark shadows than it is to fix overexposed highlights. And in recent years, when sensor technology has enabled greater and greater latitude in post-processing, photographers have been able to embrace the technique with less fear of a major loss in image quality. That being said, if you do decide to use it in your own work, it is really crucial to know the limits of your equipment. For example, when I am working with my Sony a7R III, I know that I can push the files about twice as far as I can when I am shooting with my Canon cameras, and that has a definite impact on how I think about and shoot my images. Consider what you shoot, your own gear, and how you typically edit your photos when you undertake the technique in your own work. Check out the video above for the full rundown.