How to Take an HDR Photo with a Nikon D50 or Similar Digital SLR Camera (Video)
This is my first instructional photography video, so please excuse the camera shake. In this video, I’m showing you how to setup your camera to take the 3 differently exposed shots you will need to create an HDR photo.
In the video the steps are:
Set the dial to “P” “A” (aperture priority – per Helmut’s comment)
Go to “Menu”, Settings (pencil on the left), and scroll down to #12 (BKT Set), press the dial right, Go down to AE & Flash, press the dial right, Select 2.0 Step, and press the dial right “OK”.
Now you will see a BKT setting on your top LCD panel that looks like this:
Take 3 photos (each little black bar disappears once you take them in turn). Voila – you have the photos you need for your HDR.
The 3 consecutive photos taken from the shot in the video are here:
Each one is taken with a different exposure setting – the EV Steps. Once you combine them all in HDR processing software (I use Photomatix - get our exclusive 15% off coupon code) and tweak the settings, the resulting photo should look like this:
Maybe next time I’ll take a photo of something more exciting than some garbage cans and a driveway
UPDATE: here’s an amazing HDR video tutorial my friend Trey did! (11 hours of video instruction – this guy is the real deal)