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David Busch’s Canon® EOS M Guide to Digital Photography by Lee Sheldon

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Bracketing and Merge to HDR

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography is, at the moment, an incredibly popular fad. There are even entire books that do nothing but tell you how to shoot HDR images. If you aren’t familiar with the technique, HDR involves shooting two or three or more images at different bracketed exposures, giving you an “underexposed” version with lots of detail in highlights that would otherwise be washed out; an “overexposed” rendition that preserves detail in the shadows; and several intermediate shots. These are combined to produce a single image that has an amazing amount of detail throughout the scene’s entire tonal range.

I call this technique a fad because the reason it exists in the first place is due to a (temporary, I hope) ...

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