Recommendations for 7100 bracketing HDR video/tutorial?

tiCreativeMediatiCreativeMedia Posts: 81Member
edited November 2013 in D90/D7x00
Hi,

I've been checking around on youtube and google for an informative tutorial on bracketing, as I really want to get heavy in to the HDR aspects of the camera. I have yet to find anything that is specific to the 7100 that walks you through the process.

Does anyone know of something out there that helps with this?

thanks!!
Dave
Post edited by Msmoto on
D7100, 35mm 1:1.8G, 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX, 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

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  • proudgeekproudgeek Posts: 1,422Member
    Instead of thinking of shooting HDR in camera, think about taking bracketed shots and processing them yourself. It's been a while since I've been there, but I think that Photomatix has a pretty cool explanation. I think you're going to find that HDR on the computer is far superior to in-camera HDR.
    For starters, shoot metered, then one shot each +/- 2.0 EV. Some people use up to 9 images. I usually don't use more than 5. Your 7100 can bracket up to 5 shots with a variation of up to +/- 3 EV. If you want to use more than 5 you're going to need to shoot manually and adjust the shutter speed yourself. (aperture shouldn't be changed in this case)
    And make sure you switch auto focus off.
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    P. 115 in the manual gives the info for in camera HDR. but for the real thing, one must shoot several exposures. One of the mods, Golf007sd, will no doubt comment as he has demonstrated some very nice HDR.

    Proudgeek has given you the basics. And, I have done a couple with the in camera mode, but these are in no way comparable to well done multiple image shots put together in post processing.
    Msmoto, mod
  • tiCreativeMediatiCreativeMedia Posts: 81Member
    YES very interested in bracketing, and would love to find some tutorials on it...

    THANKS!!
    Dave
    D7100, 35mm 1:1.8G, 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX, 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,427Moderator
    Snapshots to Great Shots covers bracketing... ;)
    Always learning.
  • tiCreativeMediatiCreativeMedia Posts: 81Member
    ok, so I think I got one to work. I still need to better understand the steps using the D7100, but I managed to get it to work twice: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hkl2tvru7j1o8v3/strat.jpg

    now I just need to figure out how people are getting all those amazing colors. I don't seem to be able to work with each individual exposure in photoshop, or I should say I'm assuming that's how it's being done-

    @spraynpray... I googled that phrase-is that the book by peach pit press, or something else?

    THANKS!
    Dave
    D7100, 35mm 1:1.8G, 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX, 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  • tiCreativeMediatiCreativeMedia Posts: 81Member
    ok, I found that book specifically for the D7100 and bought it. THANKS!!
    Dave
    D7100, 35mm 1:1.8G, 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX, 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  • MikeGunterMikeGunter Posts: 543Member
    Hi all,

    To be clear, in camera shots are done in jpg mode only, and only 'one ofs', that is one at a time.

    That is set the camera on jpg mode, HDR, take the shot, then repeat - you can't do another HDR until you go to the menu and select HDR again.

    I would recommend the (A) mode for aperture mode to control depth of field.

    Best if done on a tripod - the blur of the long exposures might be objectionable.

    My best,

    Mike

  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    @tiCreativeMedia: Hello Dave, you hunger for photograph is welcomed here. Getting into HDR is very rewarding but it is not that an easy process. You need to have a strong foundation on many photographic techniques, such as: composition, understanding of the lighting conditions, proper exposure, post processing, etc..etc.

    Get to know your D7100 by shooting about 2000-3000 images with it, so you have a comfortable base with its operation. Invest your time in it for know. In a few weeks if not months, you will see the difference in from your first few hundred shots and how you took those images, to the last few. If you invest your time correctly, you will see an huge difference. Share some of your images...that you are happy with, thus allowing us to give you some feed back via PAD (Photo-a-Day) and then I....we, will guid to in how to take and produce HDR like these.

    Cheers....
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • tiCreativeMediatiCreativeMedia Posts: 81Member
    thanks @Golf007sd. I just tried adding my first photo to that section, but failed miserably. Where should I look for instructions on posting to that page? I can't figure out how to get the photo to show up.

    thanks-
    Dave
    D7100, 35mm 1:1.8G, 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX, 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  • Vipmediastar_JZVipmediastar_JZ Posts: 1,708Member
    With the d7000 there was a way to setup the u settings for braketing one for + and one for - it should work the same on the d7100.

    The times I have done HDR I prefered 9 shots just because. With the d800 i dont do that as much.
    For HDR processing look into NIK software now owned by Google
  • MikeGunterMikeGunter Posts: 543Member
    Hi all,

    In the FWIW category, working with Photoshop CC to export a RAW image to several JPG images and Bridge's Tools to export an HDR of those to working file for Photoshop. It works quite well, too, although it's not an expensive option.

    Paintshop Pro has an excellent 'Export Single Raw' file to HDR photo since version 5 (I think, it could be earlier) and it works great. I use it a lot.

    From PSP X6's Manager and right click the RAW file and select HDR, Single RAW Exposure. The rest is in the application.

    My best,

    Mike




  • ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
    edited January 2014
    Hi tiCreativeMedia,
    Sorry I got into this thread so late, but I found this incredible site with some great info on HDR.
    Scroll down to see several awesome HDR examples. All I can say is wow!!
    Check out this HDR tutorial


    Post edited by ChasCS on
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    SB-910~WG-AS3, SB-50, ME-1, Lexar Professional 600x 64GB SDXC UHS-I 90MB/s* x2, 400x 32GB SDHC UHS-I 60MB/s* x1
    Vanguard ALTA PRO 263AT, GH-300T, SBH-250, SBH-100, PH-22 Panhead
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  • tiCreativeMediatiCreativeMedia Posts: 81Member
    Thanks Everyone-

    I have purchased both Photomatix Pro, and the Nik Suite.

    In this set of photos, I've used both tools on a few of the shots.

    THANKS for all the great tips!

    Dave
    D7100, 35mm 1:1.8G, 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX, 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  • tiCreativeMediatiCreativeMedia Posts: 81Member
    D7100, 35mm 1:1.8G, 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX, 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  • ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
    Thanks for sharing the photos, they look great.
    It would appear you are having fun...
    D800, AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, B+W Clear MRC 77mm, AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, Sigma DG UV 77mm,
    SB-910~WG-AS3, SB-50, ME-1, Lexar Professional 600x 64GB SDXC UHS-I 90MB/s* x2, 400x 32GB SDHC UHS-I 60MB/s* x1
    Vanguard ALTA PRO 263AT, GH-300T, SBH-250, SBH-100, PH-22 Panhead
    Lowepro S&F Deluxe Technical Belt and Harness ~ Pouch 60 AW 50 AW & 10, S&F Toploader 70 AW, Lens Case 11 x 26cm
    FE, NIKKOR 2-20mm f/1.8, OPTEX UV 52mm, Vivitar Zoom 285, Kodacolor VR 1000 CF 135-24 EXP DX 35mm, rePlay XD1080

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