I started thinking about how many shots and at what +/-EV settings I’ve been using. I have been taking a total of 5 shots at +/-2 EV. I’ve found that the -4 and +4 EV shots often don’t contribute much if anything to the final result and so changed over to just a total of 3 shots at +/- 2 EV. I think that I’ll stick with this for the time being and see what the results are like. This has a number of advantages for me.
- saves 2/5ths more space on the HD card per “scene”.
- Increases battery life accordingly.
- Long-term it decreases equipment wear and tear.
- Reduces long-term backup file storage space requirements.
- Reduces subject movement (ghosting) between shots, important for me as I mostly shoot hand-held.
- Reduces risk of camera movement (ghosting) between shots for the same reasons as above.
- Means that the most underexposed shot can be taken at a higher shutter speed reducing possible camera-shake, again good when hand-holding.
I’ll post more when I’ve continued experimenting.
Hand-held 3 shot HDR I took the other day.
For comparison purposes, A single image from my visit to Strawberry Hill House and then the three HDR image (perspective corrected and slightly cropped) . The vignetting caused by a filter used with my 12mm lens.
For anyone interested I’ve uploaded a full-sized image to my Flickr page which really shows the amazing resolving powers of the M.Zuiko 12-40mm lens. Shot taken at f5.6. https://www.flickr.com/photos/leighkemp/34968765335/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/