This is a feature of the 5diii I'm keen to experiment with
Me too. I have a funny relationship with HDR... I like it, but it doesn't seem to like me very much. The funny thing is that every time I do a series of test shots (say, of my front yard) the HDR works beautifully. Whenever I try to do a serious HDR shot it always turns out terrible. I think photomatix is trolling me.
I've posted this alot http://goodlight.us/
have a look at this guys tutorials his method kills the trash compacting softwarelike photomatix etc
I'll be honest first time you read through its intimidating but he sells his actions for $20 which is nothing really but he also teaches you how to make your own if you dont want to buy them. It takes a few rea throughs to get the concepts of what he is doing but the benfits as I see it are
- you have total control over the blending of exposure at various places of the tonal range and image. so you can leave certain shadow areas if you choose for effect, this makes the image seem less flat and cartoon like
- its self feathering so you dont have to be super precise with your brush strokes
- its totally clean no loss of image quality and softening of the image giving that fuzzy look, halos,
- no introduced noise (photomatix is appaling for this, take clean iso 100 images and after processing it has more noise than iso 3200 native
- more control over colours tones and contrast. I hate the oversaturation that most cookie cutter software excretes.
hope that helps