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HDR photography is super easy with Photomatix
My First Attempt with HDR
Today's Hub will take your through the steps that I followed in my first attempt at HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography. I have seen these photos before and thought, "Wow, how did they do that?"
Here is how -- (super easy by the way) -- I saw the sunset as I drove over the bridge into Dundee. I parked and walked back over the bridge and took 3 photographs of it. The first photo was underexposed (too dark), the second was just right, and the third was overexposed (too light).
Next I went to the internet and downloaded software called Photomatix (they have versions for both the Mac and PC). http://www.hdrsoft.com/download.html. Then, I let the software merge the three photographs into one. It was that easy.
You can see the Photomatix watermark in my photo. That's because I downloaded a trial version. If you decide that you want the software, you will have to buy it. I have my opinion of what I think, but would love to hear from other people. Please let me know what your opinion is about HDR.
I used my Canon EOS 50D 18-135mm lens, focal length 20mm, f 5.6, range 1/40, 1/85, 1/200, ISO 640