Landscape Photography: Get better HDR images with a Variable ND Filter
This is a BTS video showing the use of a variable ND filter to create a bracketed set of source images for blending manually or in HDR software.
|Bracketing vs ND Filter|
Using a VND filter has a couple benefits. First, it gets around the limitations many cameras have on creating an AEB sequence. Second, because you're working with manual exposure, the shutter speed is constant so the blur characteristics of each shot are consistent which makes for a better blend of moving elements like water or clouds.
This technique and many others are covered in my new book The Anti-HDR HDR Photography Book due out in early summer 2016. - say our friend Robert Fisher -
Text, image and video via rf-photography.ca