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    Default Advanced HDR tutorial

    http://www.hougaardmalan.com/blog/?cat=15



    Comprehensive tutorial on how to shoot and blend an image like this, using 4 exposures to eliminate unwanted flare and using channel selection blending to solve horizon problems

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    Thank you - that is really well written and informative.

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    good stuff Hougaart!

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    Thanks so much, It looks great and is so well written
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    Superb stuff ... as is the rest of HM's blog (which I've just discovered!) I've just bought Michael Freeman's HDR book ... hugely technical, and nothing like as practical as what you can find on this link ...

    I guess you should always check out ODP before you wander off to amazon.co.uk ...

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    Thanks Hougaard!

    I know where to get my take on this scene

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    Great stuff Hougaard Im glad to see you sharing your technique with us If I remember correctly you had it in pdf format ?

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    Always hugely appreciated Hougaard. Many thanks.

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    Thanks so much for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deneys View Post
    Great stuff Hougaard Im glad to see you sharing your technique with us If I remember correctly you had it in pdf format ?
    Nope, sorry The sharing has it's limits. You can always just save the whole page and print it.
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    I was just asking as you did have "manual HDR blending" in pdf format thanks again

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    Thank you for this.
    I just love practrical tutorials.

    Great work.

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    Great tutorial hougaard.

    I have just started photography and bought myself a Nikon D3100. I was wondering, because the D3100 does not have bracketing exposure, will it work if a set the camera on a tripod and manual set the exposure to get the 3 different shots with 3 different exposures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper00 View Post
    Great tutorial hougaard.

    I was just wondering I have just started photography and bought myself a Nikon D3100, because the D3100 does not have bracketing exposure, will it work if a set the camera on a tripod and manual set the exposure to get the 3 different shots?
    This works fine. Leave the aperture the same (because you don't want different depth of field) and vary the shutter speed. You can also do this using aperture priority and adjusting the exposure compensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyr View Post
    This works fine. Leave the aperture the same (because you don't want different depth of field) and vary the shutter speed. You can also do this using aperture priority and adjusting the exposure compensation.
    Thanks andyr,

    I was thinking the same by leaving the aperture the same and adjusting the shutter speed, but by how much do you set your shutter speed to get the rite amount of over exposure and under exposure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper00 View Post
    Thanks andyr,

    I was thinking the same by leaving the aperture the same and adjusting the shutter speed, but by how much do you set your shutter speed to get the rite amount of over exposure and under exposure?
    A good place to start might be a "normal" exposure (as recommended by your camera's matrix meter), one at +3 EV (overexposed by 3 EVs) and one at -3 EV (underexposed by 3 EVs).

    The exposure for +3 EV will need a shutter speed that is 8 times as long as the shutter speed for the "normal" exposure. So if the camera's meter suggests 1/100" then the +3EV exposure would be about 1/10" (OK that's 10 times as long but that's close enough).

    The exposure for -3 EV needs a shutter speed that is one eighth the time of the "normal" exposure. So if "normal" was 1/100 then -3EV would be 1/800".

    If the contrast range is not too extreme then you might prefer to bracket +2 EV and -2 EV which would be four times as long and one fourth as long as a "normal" exposure.

    It's probably simpler to use aperture priority and just set +2 or +3 EV compensation and -2 or -3 EV compensation - you'll get the same result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyr View Post
    A good place to start might be a "normal" exposure (as recommended by your camera's matrix meter), one at +3 EV (overexposed by 3 EVs) and one at -3 EV (underexposed by 3 EVs).

    The exposure for +3 EV will need a shutter speed that is 8 times as long as the shutter speed for the "normal" exposure. So if the camera's meter suggests 1/100" then the +3EV exposure would be about 1/10" (OK that's 10 times as long but that's close enough).

    The exposure for -3 EV needs a shutter speed that is one eighth the time of the "normal" exposure. So if "normal" was 1/100 then -3EV would be 1/800".

    If the contrast range is not too extreme then you might prefer to bracket +2 EV and -2 EV which would be four times as long and one fourth as long as a "normal" exposure.

    It's probably simpler to use aperture priority and just set +2 or +3 EV compensation and -2 or -3 EV compensation - you'll get the same result.

    Andrew

    Thanks Andrew, I've learnt a lot from your advice, it's appreciated.

    Will go and play around a bit and see what I get and then see how good I can Photoshop the images.

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    Great tutorial - thx for sharing Hougaard

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    Awesome tutorial - Thank you for sharing Hougaard

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    What a awesome tutorial! Thanks!


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