Bracketing without moving the camera

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Eauboy, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Eauboy macrumors regular

    Eauboy

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    My D80 has can bracket three shots, which means using a tripod and my wireless release I can get a decent range (without touching the camera) for HDR photography.

    But what if I want more than three exposures? How are those of you who do multiple exposures managing not to move the camera when you change exposure settings?
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Can't Photoshop align layers now in CS3? I tried it held held without a tripod and it seemd to work. It works well and it's automatic.

    But it you have a sturdy tripod moving the command dial a few clicks shouldn't move the camera. If the tripod is really light and moves try hanging a weight between the legs. A bag of rocks, backback or what ever you have.
     
  3. compuwar macrumors 601

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    If your tripod moves when you change the shutter speed, you don't have a sturdy enough tripod. You're paying the price for small, light and cheap. However most software that does HDR will re-align the images if necessary.
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Do you mean your D80 doesn't allow for 5 photo bracketing, and only allows for 3 photo brackets? If that's the case, and if that's the problem you're having, you may be out of luck. :eek: With your tripod, try taking 3 bracketed photos, change the shutter speed 2 stops worth, and taking another 3 photos.

    Either that or take 3 bracketed photos in RAW format, and edit 2 copies of the RAW files to produce 2 new photos. That way, you'll have your 3 originals, and 2 new photos you produced by adjusting the exposure on your originals.
     

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