Dynamic range explained
Your camera’s dynamic range is the range of tonal values that it is able to capture in a single exposure, without clipping, from the brightest highlight to the darkest shadow. Recent DSLRS have fantastic dynamic range compared to cameras from just a few years ago, so why is HDR photography still relevant? While it’s true that images from modern sensors can be rescued in post- processing, by lifting shadow detail and recovering highlights, doing so always introduces some degree of added noise. Capturing multiple exposures and blending them, be it manually or via HDR software, allows you to record ‘ clean’ exposures of the full dynamic range of the scene.