HDR is reality, it is what we see every day but what isn't captured properly by our cameras. HDR we use in photography is sort of a trick to overcome limitations of current generations of cameras and display devices. Most of the new cameras have it built-in, like Canons and Nikons.
We will be moving in groups to some scenic spots, preferably without moving cars or people, in the Central area to capture HDR photos. As this is Hong Kong, we can't always avoid having people in the scene. They're everywhere.
We'll also grab some snacks and hot drinks along the way at dinner time at 8pm.
For on the spot HDR photos, it's best to capture with no moving objects. For HDR's that will be processed later, moving cars and people will be fine. You can use Photomatix or Photoshop (software) to create a beautiful HDR photo.
Here's a video from Scott Kelby to show you how:
Some samples shot in in the rain in Hong Kong last year:
Shot in a moving Tram
These samples were heavily processed so they look a bit surreal like a Batman movie set.
A normal HDR photo would look less surreal like these:
Awesome photo shot by a member of Dream Wanderers, Malaysia.
Shot by Nikko Tan of Dream Wanderers, Malaysia. This guy's good!
At the most basic level, an HDR photo is really just two (or three, or nine) photos taken at different exposure levels and then mashed together with software to create a better picture. Can your camera do it? Of course!
Do you need special software? Not Always.
Even the iPhone can do it.
What you need to bring:
2. Tripod (any cheap tripod is better than none)
3. Wide lens if you have.
4. Remote trigger OR just use your camera delay timer.
See you guys there!