Step-by-step Set up your cam­era for bracketing

Practical Photography (UK) - - Hidden Camera Features -

Choose num­ber of shots 1

On a Canon, find the AEB op­tions in the shoot­ing menu. Use the finger dial to set the bracketing range, and the rear dial or D-pad to set the num­ber of shots. Press Set and you’re ready to shoot. On a Nikon, head to the Cus­tom Set­ting Menu, and find Bracketing/Flash, then Auto Bracketing Set and AE only. Then set the num­ber of frames and bracketing range. On some mod­els you can set this up with­out us­ing the menu – just press the bracketing but­ton on the body and use the di­als to ad­just set­tings.

Ac­ti­vate self-timer mode 2

Be­fore you start shoot­ing, set the cam­era’s self-timer to 2sec. This will en­sure that any cam­era shake you in­tro­duce when you press the shut­ter will die down be­fore the first ex­po­sure starts. Al­ter­na­tively, use a cable re­lease to trig­ger the shut­ter with­out touch­ing the cam­era. It’s also worth fo­cus­ing your im­age us­ing AF at this point, then switch­ing to MF, as you don’t want the cam­era to re­fo­cus be­tween shots. Once you’ve taken your im­ages, re­view them on the LCD to check the bracketing range is roughly cor­rect.

Merge your shots in Pho­to­shop 3

Down­load your im­ages onto your PC and save your cho­sen set into a new folder. Open Pho­to­shop and go to File>Au­to­mate>Merge to HDR Pro. Se­lect Browse and lo­cate your files. Click on one of them, then press Ctrl+A to se­lect them all, and press Open, then OK. You’ll now see the Merge to HDR Pro win­dow, in which you can make var­i­ous changes for the best pos­si­ble re­sults. You can even de­s­e­lect im­ages at the bot­tom of the win­dow to see how the re­sult would look with­out one of the shots.

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