HDR often not necessary?

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Graham Meale
Graham Meale Veteran Member • Posts: 3,571
Re: HDR often not necessary?

I don't often use it, as there's almost always enough dynamic range in raw. When I do I usually use a maximum of three shots. I read somewhere once that Photomatix works best with just two, and my experience bears this out. But quite often I find that bracketing two shots, layering and manipulating them manually without HDR software yields the best results. For example, I do this when I photograph the interior of a cathedral and want to reveal the dark interior as well as the stained glass windows.

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