Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video What is high dynamic range?, part of Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 1).
- In the last movie, I offered the idea…that the limited dynamic range of your camera…can be an asset and I stand by that.…However, there will be times when you want…a broader dynamic range than your camera can capture.…There's still no technology that can,…in a single shot, capture the same dynamic range…as our eyes, but there is a process that allows you…to easily capture a wider dynamic range…using multiple shots.…HDR, or high dynamic range imaging…employs special post-production software…to combine a series of images into a single finished shot.…
It works like this.…You shoot your scene exposed several different ways.…You shoot as your light meter recommends.…Then you shoot darker than that, or underexposed.…Then brighter than that, overexposed.…You need at least two frames for this to work…and you can shoot as many as you want.…I usually find three provides everything that I need.…Take a look at these three shots.…In the underexposed image, I've got good highlight detail,…but lousy shadow detail.…In the overexposed image, I have the exact opposite.…
Note: This course is designed to work with any digital camera, but it is easier to follow along using a digital SLR or mirrorless camera.
- What is exposure?
- Modern camera anatomy
- Shutter, aperture, and ISO
- Light metering
- Changing shutter speed and aperture
- Exposure compensation
- Light meters
Skill Level Beginner
Learning Natural Light Portrait Photographywith Chris Orwig2h 30m Intermediate
A word about camera brands3m 19s
1. Exposure Fundamentals
2. Camera Anatomy
3. Basic Metering and Exposing
4. Dynamic Range
5. Exposure Compensation
6. Light Meters and Autofocus
Where to go next3m 34s
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