HDR: in-camera or using layers?

HDR comparison

See the visual difference in dynamic range between the single exposure on the left and the HDR on the right. Image source- https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3538/3442297686_560b414beb_z.jpg?zz=1

As we move into shooting HDR images in #GC3400, I think this point by Jay Patel is important to consider. Googling HDR came up with this definition “High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI or HDR) is a set of techniques used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than possible using standard digital imaging or photographic techniques.”

Our eyes have a larger dynamic range than a single exposure from our camera can reproduce. Therefore, in order to mimic the range our eyes can see, HDR becomes necessary. As photographers who favor HDR processing became more popular over the past few years, we have come to expect this sort of dynamic visual pop from our photographs. But what is the best way to create it- in camera or in post production? Continue…