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03-18-2010, 03:33 AM   #16
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Brian, that's an interesting suggestion, but I'm not an expert either, so it all sounds a bit too complicated to me Thank you nonetheless!
(but you did make me check out the full EXIF info... a lot more stuff in there, than what I used to get with Sony cameras)


Lew, that's a very helpful post, thank you! LR is just a better looking ACR, so you're right, there shouldn't be any differences between the two (at least concerning exposure corrections). I will give a try to your technique this weekend, I have a feeling it will work very well for my needs

I'm not sure about blending exposures though, mostly because I shoot handheld only... the few attempts I had at exposure bracketing didn't give me exactly wonderful results (I'm ashamed to admit I wasn't able to hold the camera in the same position between frames). But I can't possibly deny that this way of shooting would yield much better results than single exposures, when the DR is too high.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cezarL Quote
Brian, that's an interesting suggestion, but I'm not an expert either, so it all sounds a bit too complicated to me Thank you nonetheless!
(but you did make me check out the full EXIF info... a lot more stuff in there, than what I used to get with Sony cameras)


Lew, that's a very helpful post, thank you! LR is just a better looking ACR, so you're right, there shouldn't be any differences between the two (at least concerning exposure corrections). I will give a try to your technique this weekend, I have a feeling it will work very well for my needs

I'm not sure about blending exposures though, mostly because I shoot handheld only... the few attempts I had at exposure bracketing didn't give me exactly wonderful results (I'm ashamed to admit I wasn't able to hold the camera in the same position between frames). But I can't possibly deny that this way of shooting would yield much better results than single exposures, when the DR is too high.
CezarL:

Thanks. I'm happy to help. You're right about blending exposures - I always shoot landscapes with a tripod - I haven't had any luck with handheld at all. All the shots go out of register with one another. Even using fast continuous shooting with bracketed exposure, I've been unable to nail it. (I must suffer from the same inability to handhold completely steady, similar to you.) However, I sometimes use Photomatix - it has features that offer a form of exposure blending (albeit harder to choose exactly which areas I want to control the tonal range of) and it does a fairly good job of aligning multiple, bracketed handheld shots.

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Hugin now does exposure blending, and is really good at aligning shots (was made just for this, in fact)...

And it's free...
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