For scenes like sunrises, it can be tricky to capture the full tonal range from the deepest shadows to the brightest highlights within one shot. That’s why many photographers take a series of bracketed shots to capture the full tonal range. Bracketed shots are essentially taking a normal exposed, an underexposed and an overexposed shot of the same scene and composition. Later in post-production, you can combine these bracketed photos into a single photo with a high-dynamic-range (HDR). There’s a bracket function on most modern DSLR cameras that automates capturing 3, 5 or more bracketed shots with different exposure settings.
Use External Plugins or Lightroom HDR merge?
There are different ways you can process the bracketed shots in post-processing. You can use external plugins from Lightroom that will combine the shots into an HDR file, like Nik […]
This 90mm adds on to Tamron’s building reputation as a quality lens manufacturer. This macro lens is very versatile and has a perfect focal length for portrait photography as well as macro photography. The autofocus is quiet, fast and accurate. In low light, the autofocus hunts occasionally, but not to a degree that’s annoying. I love the vibration compensation (VC), which means that you can hand hold it in many situations that with otherwise require that you put it on a tripod. […]
Here are 30 quick photography tips to help you improve your photography skills. These photography tips are a summary of the 30 days of photo tips, that I ran on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. I have kept them all very short and therefore easier to grasp and remember.
Let’s get to it:
#1: Look for a background with contrast to make your subject ‘pop’. A bright subject will look better against a dark background.
#2: For a postcard-like photo of a monument avoid the crowds of normal hours and go at sunrise when the lights are better too.
#3: In bright snow, try to add +1 or +2 stops of exposure compensation to get the snow white instead of gray. Use the +/- button to change the exposure compensation.
#4: Get used to […]
You will do everything it takes to become a better photographer (or maybe even a pro). You try to do everything right. You put in the extra hours. You take photos every day. You are open for learning. But, you don’t really develop? Why? I will tell you!