I just returned from Maui, Hawaii where I got to use the Sony NEX 7 mirror-less micro four thirds camera to take a lot of bracketed photos to create HDR images with. Out of the box the camera offers 3 stop, -/+7ev, which can be expanded to -/+3ev with a firmware update. I’ve been busy our tour making videos using the 5DmkII for the last few years. This was the first time I’ve made some HDR images in a while. Check them out below!
After the last two years offering up as much support as I can through email and in person for friends and web visitors alike, my first ebook, “How To Take HDR Photography” is finished and available for purchase! It took me over a year to write and edit the book, which would have gone much faster if I had not been so busy at work! Now for a bit of marketing speak:
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The Canon Rebel DSLR is the most widely used DSLR today. Some of the best HDR photographers use this camera. It’s affordable, versatile and not over-burdened with features. Follow the following directions to get started taking HDR pictures:
Set the Shooting Mode to P
Set the Multiple Exposure/Self timer button to Multiple Exposures
In the Menu, scroll right one frame to the (Camera icon) 2 menu.
The first setting is AEB (Automatic Exposure Bracketing). Select this setting and use the right directional button to widen the bracketing to the widest setting. It should now have a white indicator under -2, under 0, and under +2.
Put your camera on a sturdy tripod. Frame your composition. Press and hold the shutter button (to take the pictures). When it has taken all three pictures release the shutter button.
A few days ago Amazon.com accidentally posted the updated specs for the new Canon 40D. The new camera has a much faster rapid shot that should improve the Automated Exposure Bracketing (AEB) setting for taking HDR pictures much quicker. Read the full details on Engadget.