Creating High Dynamic Range (HDR) images with any camera that allows manual exposure controls is real easy.
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- Select the scene (remember there should not be any moving elements in the scene)
- Set ISO to 100
- Select Aperture Priority Mode (an aperture value of f/11 or narrower should work fine for most scenes)
- Select Spot Metering Mode
- Point the camera towards the brightest and darkest spots in the scene and note down the shutter speed readings indicated by the camera.
- Set up your camera on a tripod
- Focus on the most important element and shift the camera to manual focus
- Select Manual Mode and Set Aperture to f/11 (assuming you have used f/11 while taking readings)
- Now start from either the higher shutter speed or the lower and take pictures in 1 stop increments of shutter speeds till you reach the opposite value. For example if your shutter speed shown for the darkest area was 1/30 and the brightest area was 1/480. You would set the camera to Aperture f/11 and shutter speed 1/30, ISO 100 and take the first shot, then only changing the shutter speed to 1/60 you will take the second shot and so on till you reach 1/480 that makes it a total of 5 stops meaning you have captured exposures from -2 to +2 ev. (1/30, 1/60, 1/120, 1/240, 1/480).
- Now you can proceed to combine these images to HDR using Adobe Photoshop or Photomatix Pro.