Today, due to the digital technology, there is much more things we can do which we had to give up during film era.
Strong back light such as evening sky was the typical example.
Even today, if you shoot that kind of landscape, Camera tries to average the exposure and that makes the image look boring.
That was how, we all gave up that kind of image old days… but today, HDR can save it.
Today, lots of cameras come with HDR mode which capture multiple images with different exposure instantly, then you merge those images by using graphic software.
In this case, I used Adobe Photoshop.
- Open Adobe Bridge
- select images you would like to merge.
- Go Tools – Photoshop – Merge to HDR Pro…
Then, do adjustment as you want.
Too see what happens, move one at the time and remember the number before you change.
Of course, you can do the final adjustment by using adjustment layers of Photoshop.
This is just amazing…. we were never be able to get this kind of image during the film era unless you use half ND filter or something…
For this image. I used Olympus E-M10+45mmF1.8.
E-M10 has mode to merge HDR in camera, but I found it works better this way by using photoshop.
When you use HDR mode, your camera will shoot multiple image very quick and you will be surprised if it was your first time.
It would be more stable to use tripods for it, but I did not use tripods on this image.