In the past, if the dynamic range of an scene seemed large, I would plan to use HDR processing and expose for 2 stops above and below the "correct exposure."
Today it seems I do not need as much HDR processing. In post-processing raw images in Lightroom and Photoshop, I often pull details out of shadows that seem really dark -- maybe two or three f-stops underexposed.
I know the camera sensors of today have a broader dynamic range than yesterday's cameras. I believe todays post-processing software is better than yesterdays.
So, given todays cameras and software, when is HDR processing needed? And how far apart should the exposures be set?
Robert M. Poston: D4, D810, V3, 14-24 F2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 80-400, 105 macro.