HDR - High Dynamic Range
High Dynamic Range or HDR as it is more commonly known, is a blend of images of the same scene with different levels of exposure in order to create one image with an unusually high dynamic range.
In order to create an HDR image you will need;
- A camera with exposure settings. (AEB Optional)
- A good eye
On location you will need to shoot a minimum 3 images of different exposure of the same scene to later merge into your HDR image.
To begin you will need to open your 3 shot images in bridge. Highlight those image and right click. Select and open in Camera Raw. You will then be brought to this window.
Once you have opened your images in CR you have the chance to make any minor changes to each of the Raw images. This could be altering WB however you don't want to do too much as editing will come later. Once you are happy with your 3 images, select them, right click and select 'Merge to HDR'