Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video HDR, part of Nikon D5100 Essential Training.
As we've discussed, your eye can see a much wider dynamic range than your camera…can. That is, it can see a much wider range of dark to light.…So if, for example, I'm standing at the bottom of this canyon, my eye can see…all of the shadowy details at the bottom and all of the bright details at the…top and everything in between.…Your camera though cannot see that whole range.…It can only capture either the bright stuff at the top or the dark stuff at the bottom.…There's a process called High Dynamic Range photography, or HDR, that allows you…to shoot multiple images of the same scene, each exposed a little bit differently…and then combine them into a finished image with a wider dynamic range.…
Your camera has a built-in HDR feature that does a pretty good job of creating…HDRs in the camera, and you can learn all about HDR in my Shooting and Processing…High Dynamic Range Photographs course.…You configure HDR from the Shooting menu.…Scroll down until you find HDR, (high dynamic range).…Go into that menu, and you have a few options.…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Nikon Digital SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
6. Understanding Release Modes
7. Understanding Exposure Control Options
8. Learning More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Controls
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Settings
15. Retouching Images
16. Taking Care of Your Camera
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