“If you know how to expose properly, you don’t need more than 3 to 4 stops of dynamic range.” -Amar Talwar 

^ truth

Scott’s  personal experience: I’ve been shooting photography since 1995 starting with film. Since I went digital these are the cameras I’ve owned: 

  • Canon D60 6.1 megapixel from 2002
  • Canon Rebel xti
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon t4i 
  • Ricoh GR
  • Fuji xt10

I’ve known how to get proper exposure since 1995. Have I messed up? Yes, plenty of times. Do I think my photography is all that plus a bag of chips? He’ll No! I learn something new every day and every week and I love helping others learn.  However, never once have I really cared all that much about dynamic range. I’ve never once had a client care about the dynamic range in my camera.

If you’re more concerned with dynamic range than getting the proper exposure you’ve been misled. If you’re a professional and you’re feeling the same way, you may need to go find something else to do. 

As Amar would say… 

“Stay blessed and go create your magic!”