today we explore a particular topic, i.e. the fusion of an HDR photo with a normal one. As you weel know the HDR is a tecnique which needs the use of 3 or more shots (overexposed, normally exposed, underexposed) in order to create an image which has detail both in the shadows and in the lights. For whom wants to know a little more about HDR I had written an article some time ago, which you can find here http://www.stefanotealdi.com/2010/hdr-vs-layering. You can easily understand which is impossible to apply the HDR to a shot with a human being inside because the person, even if we can do the three shots with the machine bracketing very fast, will move. The movement can be subtle, but that little movement will generate a lot of problems using the software which generates the HDR.
So in order to have a subject in a HDR photo it is necessary to realize first the background, and then position the subject in postproduction. Let’s see first of all the background I choose for my photo. It is an abandoned structure where you can’t enter (and it would be dangerous to enter..), but I could put my tripod inside it and realize the 5 shots necessary for the HDR. Hereafter you can find the 5 shots (-2EV, -1EV. 0EV, +1EV, +2EV) and the final HDR:
Now I ask you, did you ever made something similar? Which is the most difficult composite you ever realized, and how did you made it? You can write in the comments section below and post links to the shots in order to discuss all together about it!