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  • Martin Grimmer

    March 7, 2007 at 3:36 pm
    quote Shane Drew:

    quote Garrie:

    Rod/Shane – I’ve heard that you should take 3 pics in RAW, Over exposed, under exposed and normal, them use PS to “blend” them together, is this correct?

    Cheers All

    A myth mate. I take animal shots. Getting the critters to stand still long enough to get three exposures is impossible for a start.

    The camera software lets you adjust exposure in RAW anyway, so taking 3 shots is unnecessary.

    Shane – think Garrie is referring to the dynamic range, which understand isn’t as good for digital cameras as it is for film. ‘Merge to HDR’ is a function in Photoshop that will allow you to merge three photos in the way Garrie desribes to end with a photo with high dynamic range. Think only good for still life as you need a tripod to line up same photo. Cant’ pretend that I know the full ins and outs and unlikely to be of use to many except perhaps professional still life photographers.

    RAW, as you say, is a great way to manipulate exposure etc. and should suffice.