Chris Marquardt on Photography

Episode 1308 (1:21:38)

Chris Marquardt

Chris joins us to talk about more photographic super powers including being able to capture light in high dynamic range. That can be done differently. You want to take several shots of the same scene at different exposures. It's called bracketing, and you'll take three photos: One darker, one regular, and one brighter. Then you use software to merge the three images together to create one master HDR photo. Photomatix is a good software package for it, but it can be easy to overdo it. You'll want to just add a bit of light and shadow. Lightroom can also do it via Photomerge HDR.

How do you do that if things are moving fast? HDR isn't about speed and action. You really have to take your time with it.