HDR often not necessary?

Started 1 month ago | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
joptimus Forum Member • Posts: 67
HDR often not necessary?
2

In previous years I often captured 3-5 images at different exposures to merge them to HDR later. Mostly, this is to avoid blown out highlights in the bright overcast sky. My camera is an Olympus E-M10 Mark II.

Lately when looking at the result again and trying to achieve the same result by developing a single image of these sets, it works remarkably well to my surprise. Especially with Lightroom luminance filters or some clever masking I'm able to do things I didn't think were possible with just one image.

How about you? How do you determine if exposure bracketing is really necessary?

ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow