A brief intro to HDR photography
What is HDR? A high definition range photo is computed out of a set of regular photos with different exposure rates. In an optimal case, you have taken a series of 3 to 5 photos with different aperture value directly with you camera. When I took most of my photos, I was neither aware of HDR, nor about this feature of my camera.But even if you start with just two source images, one too dark
then the combination can be an impressive new image as shown in the header above.
I use Apple Aperture as the host application for the Nik Collection. Its filter HDR Efex Pro 2 does the job of combining the images. It offers plenty of tuning sliders to create images from hyper-realistic to artistic.