I am an amateur photographer but photography is definitely one of my favorite hobbies. I love capturing colors, architecture, and culture, and I have always enjoyed the post-production stage (editing) of photography and filmmaking too. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting several countries around the world and have captured some of these places with a digital camera.
A while ago, I experimented with HDR (High-dynamic-range) where you can reproduce a greater range of luminosity in a photograph by digitally overlapping different exposures of the same subject.
You can do this in three ways:
1. Taking the same picture several times and increasing and decreasing the exposure by one stop in your camera every time you snap and then merging all photos with photo-editing software. In this method, using a tripod is necessary.
2. Changing the exposure of the photograph with a photo editing software such as Photoshop and then merging the several exposures into one photograph with HDR and tone mapping software such as Photomatix. (This is the method I used)
3. Some cameras now come with built in HDR mode and you can use that.
All of the photos in this post were created with 5 different exposures (-2, -1, 0, 1, 2). Enjoy!
Which one was your favorite?