While trying to figure out what my next blog post should be, I came across an article on HDR photography. I didn't know what that was, so I glossed over the article. Then I came across a picture that was a finalist in a photography competition. The picture was created using HDR photography. This sparked my curiosity, so I decided to look into what comprised a HDR photograph.
Basically, HDR uses multiple photographs taken at different exposure levels, and then combined together with a software to create a better image. Ideally, the photographer uses a combination of different aperture values and shutter speeds so that there is varying depth of field and luminosity. Then, once the photos are combined together, the final product will be well lit and focused with the best color.
In order to create an HDR image a tripod will be needed so that the images are aligned the same, and the proper software is needed to combine the images. This type of photography does not capture motion well, but is good for landscape scenes.
These are some examples of photographs created with HDR photography.