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    1. Chimp a lot to be sure you've got at least 3 shots covering every detail well exposed in your photo.

    2. After processing your HDR Merge in Photomatix or whatever take it into Photoshop or whatever and expect to make more adjustments like sharpening, contrast, colour corrections, dodging and burning, and blending in parts of the original shots.

    3. Consider what should be left in the photo. If an area should have shadows then make sure some shadows remain even if they are lessened somewhat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    1. Chimp a lot to be sure you've got at least 3 shots covering every detail well exposed in your photo.

    2. After processing your HDR Merge in Photomatix or whatever take it into Photoshop or whatever and expect to make more adjustments like sharpening, contrast, colour corrections, dodging and burning, and blending in parts of the original shots.

    3. Consider what should be left in the photo. If an area should have shadows then make sure some shadows remain even if they are lessened somewhat.
    MA - these are some really, really good starting off point suggestions!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    1. Chimp a lot to be sure you've got at least 3 shots covering every detail well exposed in your photo.

    2. After processing your HDR Merge in Photomatix or whatever take it into Photoshop or whatever and expect to make more adjustments like sharpening, contrast, colour corrections, dodging and burning, and blending in parts of the original shots.

    3. Consider what should be left in the photo. If an area should have shadows then make sure some shadows remain even if they are lessened somewhat.
    makes sense. But what does 'chimp' mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambi View Post
    makes sense. But what does 'chimp' mean?
    It means you shouldn't take HDR's unless you wearing a monkey suit or have a really hairy body.

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    Ok ... for real ... it means to look closely at your shots as you take them. You see digital photographers doing it all the time ... push button ... look at LCD screen ... push button ... look at LCD again. You'll often hear us saying 'chimp and adjust' and this is what we mean.

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    You can look at that funny graph thing.. you know the histogram. You want to make sure that you have at least one exposure on either end that doesn't clip.
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    use a tripod! images must align perfectly in the software to avoid "ghosting", and most software can only compensate for a very limited amount of misalignment. use a tripod and you won't have to worry about it.

    auto-bracket your shots until you learn the technique. start out with exposures at +/- 1 or 1.5 stops, and experiment. once you get better at it, you can shoot manual mode and use the exposure meter in your viewfinder to gauge your EV spacing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_Nuspel View Post
    You can look at that funny graph thing.. you know the histogram. You want to make sure that you have at least one exposure on either end that doesn't clip.
    wonderful tip!!!

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