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    Posted: February/04/2015 at 09:27
Anyone familiar with Trey Ratcliff from Stuck in Customs?
 
Ted, introduced me to his portfolio and on my journey photography, I have truly come to appreciate what he has captured. 
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So, up for discussion, what measures should one take to shoot High Dynamic Range?
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1. Tripod
2. Use remote shutter or timed shutter
3. Use either aperture priority or manual mode to control depth of field and/or shutter speed desired to get the "nominal" (the middle shot in the bracket) shot at the desired exposure.
4. Choose an interesting subject with at least a high % of stuff in the scene that will stay still during a bracketed exposure set.
5. Shoot at least a 3 and up to 7 (some say 9) shot bracket in 1 EV increments to cover the full range of detail in all highlights and shadows. I see little reason to ever exceed 5 or maybe 7 bracketed shots even in the most extreme high contrast scenes personally, but I'm no HDR expert.
6. Combine the bracketed shots into a single HDR using good HDR software with good ghosting removal like Photomatix Pro, HDR Efex Pro, and a few others.
7. Be an expert at post-processing like Trey Ratcliff is.

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I spent three years of my life helping develop proper in-frame HDR.  It is not straightforward, but it is beautiful when it works...

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I've had pretty good results from doing single frame tone-mapping. My camera (and several others nowadays) has in-camera HDR, but you have to shoot in JPEG to do that, and I shoot RAW. I've also done a few "faux" HDRs by simply taking a well-exposed shot, making 4 virtual copies in LR and changing the exposure on each to cover + and - 2 EV on both sides of the original shot.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:


7. Be an expert at post-processing like Trey Ratcliff is.

 
 
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Great shot
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Is it took in Chinatown?
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I doubt it. He's a famous photography. This was probably shot in China.
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