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Amazing right?! And I don't have to buy anything new to do this. My new camera has bracketing exposure settings so I can snap 3/5 quick pictures all with different exposures. I also have Photoshop CS2 which has and HDR script for just this purpose. The technology is quite new and will be refined as it is improved. The tutorial
I have read suggests using Photomatix software and I may just get that if photoshop doesn't do the trick. I have just about all the Adobe programs so editing and file management should be a breeze. (Just grabbed Photomatix since it is so much smaller than Photoshop CS2).
One thing that I find difficult about taking pictures is subject matter and position. I need to better develop my photographer's eye. That with light source, exposure, aperture, filtering, composition, post production, etc, etc, it can be quite overwhelming. Sure I can find a great sunset but if I don't include enough of the sky/ground to give it contrast, the picture could be worthless, no matter how much post processing I do.
It is said that for every 100 pictures you take, you get one really good one. So I guess "Snap now, ask questions later!"
Now that I am getting back into photography I have viewed many images from the different LJ communities I belong to and saw mention about a form of post processing called HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging. What this entails is taking either one image or a series of images, combining them, and adjusting the contrast ratios to do things that are virtually impossible with a single aperture and shutter speed.