Over light then drop in post or light as is? in Lighting Posted January 29, 2015 Always be aware that many compressions really do a number to the shadows. If you under expose on certain cameras that use a lower bit-rate you might get smearing in the shadows (not the case on the f7, but this almost killed me on a movi shot using a GH4). I would always rather have to pull down the shadows in post than risk loosing detail in the shadows of an under-exposed image. Light the faces 1-2stops under anticipating the grade but no more than that. This will help highlights or hard hits of lights from being over.