HDR

January 15, 2014  •  1 Comment

HDR or High Dynamic Range is something our eyes naturally have, but cameras don't. This shot is actually a combination of 7 different exposures from dark to light. I then merged them in Photoshop.

 

The great thing about HDR is that you don't need a special camera or shoot in a special format (raw). All you need to do is take a series of photos at different exposure values. The way you do this is by ONLY changing the shutter speed for each frame. Take one shot underexposed, one normally exposed, and one overexposed. Of course, you'll need a program like Photoshop to combine all three shots if your camera doesn't do this for you.

 

Underexposed Overexposed

Trillium Lake, Mt HoodCanon 6D, 1/45s, f/22, ISO 100, 17mm


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Sabrina McDonald(non-registered)
I have always found this light situation problematic because I've never read the manual for my camera-story of my life. I could probably be a much better cook if I could just stop and read a recipe! Its fascinating to have you describe how you have created each photo, Mike. I really like and appreciate that. It kind of inspires me to read the manual...:) .The third photo IS much like our eyes would see the scene. I also like the first one though because it sets Mt. Hood in stark contrast and center stage, highlights its magnificence.
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