Shooting for HDR

Once you’ve determined a scene needs HDR to bring out detail in the shadows or highlights, or both, it’s time to make the exposures that can be blended together. Shooting for HDR is more than just setting your camera on Aperture Priority, Evaluative metering, and Auto-Bracketing and firing off a few shots. Care should be taken to analyze the scene and set your camera accordingly. In this chapter we’ll cover the approach to exposure as well as important camera settings to be considered before shooting.

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Metering the Scene

Shooting for HDR boils down to making a series of exposures that capture the full range of tones present in ...

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