HDR (High Dynamic Range) Imaging
by Hazel Meredith, APSA, MNEC
Our eyes can see a much greater dynamic range of light in a scene than our digital cameras can capture. A way to capture what we see is to take multiple exposures of a scene by bracketing (taking one “correct” exposure and the one or more over-exposed shots and one or more under-exposed shots to capture the full range of light). You can then merge these photos in a dedicated program such as Photomatix Pro by HDRsoft, or Nik’s HDR Efex Pro. Other options include Photoshop and Topaz Adjust. We will review each of these methods to find the one that works best for your photographic style. I will also demonstrate the “natural” look in HDR as well as the more “creative” styles.