In Phase One of Learn HDR Photography we learned that HDR is basically the culmination of three exposures taken in succession...a standard exposure, an overexposed one and an underexposed one.
If done properly, taking the photo at three exposures will add greater tonal detail that will not be found in any one single shot. Try it! Three things you are going to need:One: Essential to HDR Photography is exposure compensation. Your camera must have the capability of letting you change the exposure setting (Exposure Value (EV)) within your camera with relative ease. And, whether it be a digital DSLR or a Point and Shoot a total range value of 4 EV is a must.
New term: The process of taking several or more shots of the same thing using different camera settings is called Bracketing. Here's an example:
3 exposure settings
EV 0 for the first shot
EV -2 for the second shotEV +2 for the third shot
|EV 0 For The First Shot|
|EV -2 For The Second Shot|
|EV +2 For The Third Shot|
|Final Photo Processed Thru Photomatix|
In Phase Three I will explain more about HDR Software. So get with it! Go out and practice...take some shots at different exposures. The processing can come later.
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