Oops - HDR mode and action


GrumpyGrandPa

Link Posted 26/07/2021 - 22:53
P'Raps I should claim that I am being creative, BUT I'm not!
I took some photos of the childen digging at the beach today and in the background there was a dog running at speed.
Looks interesting and could, potentially, be the start of a creative, experimental journey for some of you?????

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K-S2 and suffering from a relapse and so now buying digital camera kit - started with a little Lumix TZ80 and now LBA has re-occured for my K-S2. Not sure where it will lead!
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 40 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more

davidwozhere

Link Posted 27/07/2021 - 00:02
Is it failing to clear the previous shot completely in some way? A sensor ghost?
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GrumpyGrandPa

Link Posted 27/07/2021 - 09:25
davidwozhere wrote:
Is it failing to clear the previous shot completely in some way? A sensor ghost?

"When you shoot in HDR mode, the camera captures several pictures in quick succesion, each having a different exposure value. The software then combines these images into a single photo, which provides sharper details from both the darkest and the brightest areas.
This way you get accurate pictures of what your eyes see or even amazing artistic photos, which transform reality in high-definiton landscapes."

So, my lesson for today is to reset controls and DON'T use HDR mode when doing action shots
Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
K-S2 and suffering from a relapse and so now buying digital camera kit - started with a little Lumix TZ80 and now LBA has re-occured for my K-S2. Not sure where it will lead!
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 40 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more

pschlute

Link Posted 27/07/2021 - 11:21
GrumpyGrandPa wrote:

"When you shoot in HDR mode, the camera captures several pictures in quick succesion, each having a different exposure value. The software then combines these images into a single photo, which provides sharper details from both the darkest and the brightest areas.

The HDR mode increases the dynamic range of your final image. It doesn't do anything for sharpness in the shadows/highlights. In fact where there is movement like wind blowing branches on a tree (or a dog photo- bombing you ), you can end up with a softer image.

I find I use HDR a lot these days, It saves having to use graduated filters. But only works for static subjects. I don't use the HDR mode in camera, but bracket my exposures and combine them in software.
Peter



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