HDR Floral Macro Photography Technique
I worked last night in Harrisburg and on my way back to Philly I grabbed some flowers for my wife but my real intention was to really do some macro shots of roses, LOL.
I did some HDR macro shots, that is. My composition was to be really close to the flower, that is without any background. I metered and took the shot, +1 stop for the shadows and -1 stop for the highlights. I did 3 shots with -1EV, 0EV, +1EV all in RAW files. Basically, I bracketed 3 shots with 1 stop in between.
I used Photomatix Pro 4 to process the HDR and saved the final file as TIFF-16 bit. I then opened it with Adobe Lightroom 4 to adjust contrast, color, tone, sharpness etc.and finally saved it to JPEG for the web. And that was it.
Of course the tripod and shutter release cord play the role when doing bracketed shots.