As you might know, I’ve had Photoshop now for a while, but have always been to intimidated (or lazy) to get down to learning how to use it. Well, today I decided to try my hand at High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. If you’re not familiar with it, well, join the club. Basically, you take three or more photos of the same image, but at different exposures, using the auto bracketing feature on your camera, and then in photo shop you combine all three photos to get one photo with high dynamic range. The end results is you get far more detail in the bright and dark areas of your photo than you would with a single shot. As you can see with the above finished photo and the three originals, you can achieve amazing results. And this is with my little point & shoot camera. Imagine what you could do with a proper DSLR camera. If you haven’t tried it, you should. It’s really not that hard and tons of fun. The downside is you end up with a much larger file size than you started with. The original photo above was about 1.4 megs, while the final product ended up being a tad under 4 megs. Yikes! Expect to see more HDR images, now that I know how to do it.