I've been giddily experimenting with high-dynamic-range photography over the past few days. Unfortunately, I don't own any professional photography equipment, and my best camera is a Canon PowerShot A570 IS for which I paid the equivalent of $200 last year. But thanks to the custom CHDK firmware for Canon cameras, I've been able to produce HDR photos without too much trouble.
The firmware lets you hijack the burst shooting mode to quickly shoot the same scene at different exposure levels. A little software trickery in your favorite image editing software, and you can produce impressive and sometimes surreal shots that transcend traditional exposure limitations. The only downside is that you have to keep the camera steady for a second or two (longer if you're shooting at night), so you can generally rule out moving subjects.
Check out the image gallery below for some of my first attempts.
|1. GKey13 - $650||2. JohnC - $600||3. davidbowser - $501|
|4. cmpxchg - $500||5. DeadOfKnight - $400||6. danny e. - $375|
|7. the - $360||8. Ryszard - $351||9. rbattle - $350|
|10. Ryu Connor - $350|
|Corsair's Graphite Series 380T case reviewed||12|
|Friday night topic: why the fear of autonomous machines?||57|
|Corsair's new DDR4 modules are rated for 3300 MT/s||20|
|Deal of the week: A 240GB SSD for only $80||5|
|Asus' X99 Deluxe motherboard reviewed||13|
|Intel's Core i7-5960X processor reviewed||113|
|Steam's in-home streaming accelerated by GeForce GPUs||24|
|Apple sets date for expected iPhone 6 reveal||21|
|Now we can lose our data 8TB at a time.||+42|