Meteora - Landscape Dreams - (HDR Greece)

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Monkey Tips - Shooting Handheld HDR


I like the freedom of shooting HDR Handheld. It gives me the ability to stick and move like a featherweight boxer, to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. I can move around quickly and efficiently, finding dozens of unique compositions while the same process via tripod would only yield a few. Since I often shoot handheld, as in the case of today's Image of Meteora, I even created a nifty Handheld HDR Tutorial that explains it in greater detail.


Keep in mind that there are some clear disadvantages to shooting Handheld HDR, like the fact that you have to align all the exposure brackets. This can cause serious issues with the quality of the final image if there is too much camera shake. Try and keep a few things in mind if you're planning on shooting and processing handheld HDR. I've prepared the following list of do's and dont's to help you minimize mistakes.


With HDR Photography, nothing can really beat a good solid tripod. But hey, why on earth would we want to make it easy on ourselves? ;)


To read the entire article and learn more about shooting Handheld HDR, go to: Monkey Tips - Shooting Handheld HDR




Technical Mumbo Jumbo:


- Nikon D3 - Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8@ 14mm f/5.6 Iso: 100

- 5 (Handheld) Exposure Brackets (-2,-1,0,1,2)

- HDR Photography Processing & Tone Mapping using Photomatix Pro

- Post Processing & Color Correction in Photoshop

- Enhanced detail with Nik Software Sharpener Pro

- Handheld FTW!




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Taken on December 3, 2010