Improve your sunset photography by bracketing exposure. Here we take a number of shots at different exposures and combine them in the computer to create a detailed and realistic image. Follow First Man Photography for the latest updates: Instagram - http://instagram.com/adamkarnacz My Gear - https://www.firstmanphotography.com/my-gear Sunset photography is a challenging genre within landscape photography. I have talked before about how our own eyes and brain work together to let us see a very large dynamic ranges of light. We see details in shadows and very bright highlights at the same time. Despite cameras having ever increasing dynamic range they still do not compare to the eye/brain combination. The problem is particularly felt in sunset photography where there is high contrast between the sky, where we often shoot straight at the sun, and the ground which gets darker later in the day with long shadows. We previously got round this using graduated filters. A more modern technique is bracketing photography. Here we take a number of shots at different exposures and combine them in the computer. This creates a RAW file that contains all the details from the darkest shadows to the brightest highlights. This is exactly the same as HDR photography but we are looking to reproduce a natural sunset photography shot that our eyes perceived, rather than that HDR look. To capture everything that my eyes see I use bracketing photography. To do this in the camera you first need to be in manual mode. You will need a tripod. Set your ISO to 100, aperture to the f8-f16 range and then balance exposure with the shutter speed so you get an image that captures some small detail in the shadows and does not totally over exposure the sky. Use your Histogram to help you expose for the mid tones. Turn on bracketing. On a Canon camera it is via the Q menu. When doing sunset photography going two stops either side is often the most effective. Set the camera to fire using the two second timer to avoid any camera shake. The camera needs to be perfectly still for each of the three shots otherwise Lightroom will not be able to combine the images. Take your shot and the camera will take three exposures. Check each image to make sure you have one that is exposed for the highlights, one for the mid tones and one for shadows. Combine your sunset photography in Lightroom using the Photo Merge/HDR command. This combines your images into one large RAW file that allows much greater adjustment than a single shot. Process you sunset photography image and aim for something very similar to what your eyes witnessed to avoid your image looking over processed. Cheating? For me no. I look to create a final image that is as close to what my eyes perceived as possible. the means whether it is with a physical graduated filter, bracketing or a futuristic camera is irrelevant. If you enjoyed these landscape photography tips and lightroom tutorial please subscribe to the channel.
Bracketing Images in Landscape Photography is a great way to capture all visible light and build a realistic looking HDR photograph. This is the SIMPLE way to do so. In this video I explain the easy way to merge bracketed images using Lightroom. We will then edit the image creating a great result. Done and dusted. Now I know a lot of people merge their bracketed images in Photoshop using Luminosity Masks, which also works, but for the sake of making this video it's easier for us to follow this method to create a quick edit from your bracketed images. Let me know in the comments your thoughts on this process and how you would also potentially merge and edit your bracketed images. Everyone does things slightly differently and I'm keen to know your thoughts. The journey in Iceland continues so stay tuned for more asap. To follow along in almost real time be sure to check out the crew on IG: @thorphotographytours @heatonthomas @gregorsnell Here is more detailed info on the workshop were currently if interested https://www.thor-photography.com/midnight-sun-camping ALSO Download ROYALTY FREE MUSIC FOR YOUTUBE: FREE 30 day trial RIGHT HERE: http://share.epidemicsound.com/sVtWZ If you're not signed up to my newsletter you can DO SO here. https://mailchi.mp/715229c6104a/gregs-newsletter-sign-up & make certain you receive the next Exclusive Video Update & Announcement. ALSO if you didn't know... my first EVER Online Video Course went live last month and it's getting some Kick Ass reviews. I'm partnered with Epidemic Sound giving away a Free Month Subscription to the Music Licensing Platform. https://greg-snell.teachable.com/p/introduction-to-youtube-for-video-creators/ Follow this link to sign up for FREE. Plus other great benefits like a trip to BALI. For real. Shout out to my 2 gear sponsors *still unpaid* but I get free stuff. Drifa Snow & CragHoppers!! https://drifa.com/ & https://www.craghoppers.de/ These are the brands that make all my clothes. Ha!! True Life Nomadic. Priority Pass affiliate link for 20% off any membership plus $150 towards ROAM Luggage. http://www.prioritypass.com/en/campaigns/global/edm/tranquilitywv?sourcecode=DAROAMSAS¤cy=USD #bracketing #photography #iceland
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Learn the pro technique to take bracketed exposures of a real estate interior with bright windows, from camera setup to determining what exposures to use, through to taking the photos themselves. The video shows you two methods to determine the shutter speeds for both extremes of the lighting range: spot metering and analyzing the histogram.
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Which is best? ND Graduated filters or bracketing. I head to a remote reservoir in Yorkshire to test out both landscape photography techniques. Follow First Man Photography for the latest updates: Instagram - http://bit.ly/InstaFirstMan FREE eBook - http://bit.ly/eBookFirstMan Get a FREE trial of Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop - http://bit.ly/AdobeFirstMan Buy Prints - http://bit.ly/PrintsFirstMan My Camera Gear Canon 5D Mark IV - http://geni.us/Canon5DMk4 Manfrotto 055 Carbon Tripod - http://geni.us/055Carbon Manfrotto BeFree Carbon Tripod - http://geni.us/Befree Canon 16-35mm F/4 - http://geni.us/Canon1635lens Tamron 24-70mm - http://geni.us/Tamron2470lens Canon 70-200mm - http://geni.us/Canon70200 Canon 400mm - http://geni.us/Canon400mm Canon 100mm L Macro - http://geni.us/CanonMacro My Full Gear List - http://bit.ly/FirstManGear In this video I aim to find out if using physical ND grads is better than using the bracketing or HDR technique. It is an issue I have been thinking about for a while. Partly because I often see photographers running workshops and convincing beginners that they need ND grad filters and then selling them a nice set of Lee Filters. In many cases people are people misled and I do not believe they are required thanks to the ability to use the bracketing technique. This is not really a tutorial of how to use bracketing or ND grads but I do have other videos on the channel that will help you out. See the links in the video. I have been using bracketing for the last few years and have increasingly not bothered with the ND Grads. However I felt it was not time to test out this photography technique and see if it was true. Many people seem to think that bracketing and/or HDR photography is cheating. They make claims like you should, ‘get it right in camera’. I do not buy into this. Ansel Adams said there are three parts to making a photograph. Firstly, it requires your visualisation of the scene and capturing it in the camera. The second part is the post-processing, the darkroom in his day and, usually in Lightroom today. Thirdly is the print. There is no such thing as an unprocessed image. A raw file is simply a digital negative that requires the addition of some processing to make it into anything other than a lifeless, flat image. If you shoot jpeg then the camera is doing the post-processing for you by adding contrast, saturation and sharpness. We only get into realms of cheating when we start to actually adjust the landscape itself, with techniques like cloning and patching etc. Post-processing therefore, is an equal part of the artistic process and bracketing and HDR are included within this. There is nothing wrong with using Graduated Filters. If you choose to use them after some experience of creating landscape photography then I fully respect that. Personally though I believe they no longer serve a purpose. Given there significant cost, it is always worth people trying bracketing first. Even a single image, with a modern day camera like the Canon 5D Mark IV, will often contain so much dynamic range that using a software ND grad will be just as effective as the physical filter. Once you add in the bracketing technique of shooting multiple shots (usually 3) with difference exposures it makes the physical filter redundant. There are pros and cons to using ND Grads. The pro’s are that you can get more right in the camera and be able to see, at the time of shooting, something closer to your final image. The cons are greater. They are a faff to use, they are expensive and take up more room in your bag. Bracketing on the other hand is done with no additional cost, it is easy and gives much greater control of exposure in post-processing. Whilst the test in the video is made by looking at only one image it has only served to confirm my beliefs that physical ND grads are not required. If you choose to use them then I totally appreciate that but bracketing is definitely worth a try. It is not cheating. Processing of bracketed shots can be done using HDR or layer masking and both can work very well in the right situation.
Do you use bracketing? It can be a big help when conditions are just not favorable or you happen to forget your ND filter. Watch this video to see how we set and use bracketing to capture a beautiful Maine shoreline. This can expand your dynamic range a few more stops if you just don't want the super dark shadows... Thanks for watching! I shoot my video on 2 different cameras currently. iPhone X Sony A7ii with the 24-70mm Sony/Zeiss lens. My mic is a Rode Videomic Pro or my iPhone. I get my music from epidemic music, they are awesome… nuff said there. Look me up on Instagram @lowstressphotog as well for photos that I capture or that are captured of me! As mentioned in the end of the video I am also going to start adding a mailing address to where I work so you guys and gals can send stuff in to be added to the channel in videos in the future. Georgia Photog Attn: David Saylors 113 Gunsmoke Trail Trenton GA 30752 Thank you for watching and please consider subscribing!
There's a function on your DSLR called Automatic Exposure Bracketing. In this video, I explain what it does and what it's used for.