Expand Camera Dynamic range

Quick Camera Tweaks: EXPANDING THE DYNAMIC RANGE

Quick Camera Tweaks for Expanding The Dynamic Range

Generally speaking, digital cameras are helpless to protect highlights. There are techniques for expanding the dynamic range to cover highlights. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

Expanding the Dynamic Range

HDR photo
Chasing Shadows Workshop is about exposure and editing photos to create dynamic range close to human eye

Tips for Expanding the Dynamic Range

1- Using Camera’s Software to Expand the Highlights is an easy option if you shoot in JPG. Camera manufacturers use different terms for this feature. For instance, Nikon calls it “D-LIGHTING,” Canon uses the “HIGHLIGHT PROTECTION” term, etc.

Check your camera instruction to find this feature for your camera.   

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2- Using Post-Processing: You can use post-processing software such as Lightroom or Photoshop to expand the dynamic range of images. You need to set the exposure for the highlights and brighten shadows in the post for the best result. This option works best if you shoot Raw.

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3- An advanced exposure technique is the ultimate solution. To use this skill, you need to learn the Zone System and apply it wisely while taking photos. This method is the safest and best way to expand the dynamic range of digital photography. Check out our new Chasing Shadows workshop for more information.

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Camera Bootcamp is an eight-part workshop for beginners. It covers a variety of techniques with lots of practical exercises and includes two field trips, one for daytime and one for nighttime photography skills. The next Bootcamp starts on September 16.

Small class sizes and practical examples make this workshop a perfect start.


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DIGITAL CAMERA DYNAMIC RANGE

Expand Your Digital Camera Dynamic Range

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This Friday, I want to discuss the topic of Digital Camera Dynamic range and how the lack of dynamic range can affect photos. The good news is that we will have a workshop on June 5 that you can learn how to expand your camera dynamic range.

Digital Camera Dynamic range

Nikon D500
The Dynamic Range in D500 is very close to a full frame camera, when shooting in Raw format

What is Digital Camera Dynamic Range?

In photography, the dynamic range is the difference between the darkest and lightest tones in an image, generally pure black and pure white. Digital cameras do not have the dynamic range as human eyes have. So, photographers need to use skills to expand the digital camera dynamic range.

One of these skills is shooting in Raw format. Raw format increases camera dynamic range quite a bit. 

Another way to expand the camera dynamic range is learning new skills on exposure metering mode. Therefore, understanding the Zone System allows you to shoot images and maintain exposure for most of the picture.

Chasing Shadows is a five-part photography class. It covers all the techniques that a photographer needs to know to expand the camera dynamic range. These skills discuss tools to set the correct exposure and editing workflow using Ansel Adams’ Zone System.

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The Chasing Shadows program starts on June 5, 2021

Do you want to learn more?

Omnilargess Photography workshops focus on many hidden features in digital cameras and editing software, such as Lightroom and Photoshop.

I dedicate a good portion of our digital camera workshops and Editing classes to discuss the Histogram. Digital Photography Bootcamp is one of our most popular photography courses, and I explain the Histogram in depth in this class. Check the link below for upcoming classes.

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Beginners Photography Bootcamp High Street Office
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Vancouver Skyline at Night Totem Poles at Brockton Point
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TOFINO BC PHOTO TOUR Tofino, BC
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Landscape Photography Workshop Maple Ridge Dyke
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Nitobe Garden Photo Walk Nitobe Garden
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Digital Camera Crash Course 2023 High Street Office
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LAC DU BOIS PHOTO TOUR Lac du Bois, British Columbia
  • May 5, 2023 4:00 pm
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LEARN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY High Street Office
  • June 15, 2023 6:00 pm
Register
Chasing Shadows High Street Office
  • June 17, 2023 9:00 am
Register
Youth Summer Photography Program High Street Office
  • July 12, 2023 2:00 pm
Register

That is all for now. Stay tuned for my next photography Tips. We love to hear from you. Let us know if you have any questions, feel free to send us your questions, and we will be more than happy to answer them. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Free Tutorials and Tips.

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