OPP #024: Tidbit Tuesday – How to Expose for High Dynamic Range Scenes

Today's Tidbit: High Dynamic Range

We Discuss:

  • The challenges of high dynamic range scenes
  • What stops of light are (and why are they called “stops”?)
  • When to use ETTR (expose to the right)
  • The use of graduated neutral density filters
  • Bracketing and exposure blending
  • And more!

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Outdoor Photography Podcast Episode 2: Should You Buy Filters?  Landscape Photography Filters Explained

Outdoor Photography Podcast Episode 15: How to Safely Explore the Outdoors

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Daniel

    Good tips, thanks for the explanation of a “stop”, very insightful. One request, a quick summary / recap of the tips at the end.

  2. Jerry

    As a person that had to force a turkey baster of hydrogen peroxide down the throat of a 65lb non-cooperative Airedale, keep your buddy on a leash and avoid the issue. Great podcast explaining how to deal with high dynamic range. Your explanations are easy to understand and your technique is easy to follow. Thank you! Coffee to follow.

    1. Brenda Petrella

      Thanks so much, Jerry! I appreciate the support! And you make a good point – use a leash. 🙂

  3. Berny Marsden

    Another tip is to take advantage of the auto bracket feature on many modern cameras to avoid slight movements of the camera when manually adjusting exposure that could result in out of register bracketed images.

    Thanks for another very lucid description of a subject that often puzzles newbies.

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