Posted: 18/02/2014 at 10:54
I borrowed this HDR pic from Mr Google (norty norty) as an example.
Interesting session at the camera club last night.....the subject being High dynamic range (HDR) imaging.
Basically cameras have nowhere near the range to recognise light & shade as does the human eye and the choices it makes to expose our pics are just a compromise.
HDR involves taking three shots of the same subject, one normal, one under-exposed and one over-exposed. Using software such as 'Photomatix' the pictures are combined to produce a selection of interesting results to choose from...ranging from really nice shots to weird.
I understand that some newer cameras have this facility built-in, which of course eliminates the need for software.
Perhaps not for everyone, but interesting to me because I have an enquiring mind.