13 Blending Images

Living in a time of crucial struggle, the mechanization of men, photography for me became nothing but another example of this paradoxical problem: how to overcome, how to humanize the machine on which we are so very dependent—the camera.

ERNST HAAS

Blending multiple images (or variations of the same image) to produce a single composite image is useful in many ways. The ability to blend multiple bracketed exposures allows overcoming some technical constraints imposed by the camera, such as limitations of dynamic range (the range of tones in which the sensor can resolve a usable degree of detail) or limitation of the depth of field possible in a single exposure. We may also choose to blend multiple variations of the same image ...

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