Howto create spectacular HDR photos

Posted on Monday, Jan 29 2007 @ 20:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A HDR photo of New York
TG Daily has a short howto that explains what high dynamic range photography is and how you can create such images. HDR is a technique that merges multiple exposure shots of the same scene to create breathtaking images like this Tokyo nightscape, this amazing port scene and this agricultural landscape. Like you see, what HDR you can turn otherwise boring pictures into eyecandy.

Here's a short snip from TGD's guide:
You'll be taking several shots at different exposure levels. On a Canon Digital Rebel, you change the exposure level by holding the Av button on the back and then moving the scroll wheel which is behind the shutter button. In our case, we moved the exposure to -2 and took a shot, then up one notch to take another shot. We continued until taking shots up to and including the +2 exposure setting. If you don't want to take so many shots, you can just do -2, -1, 0, +1 and +2. You can also use the bracketing feature in your camera to take different exposure shots automatically one after the other.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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