This is fine for landscape photography (even if using the camera in "raw" mode makes that somewhat less useful than it used to be), but here we are talking about taking picture of moving subjects....


On 08/11/16 23:09, scott092...@aol.com wrote:
Re: what "Steve Kinney ad...@pilobilus.net" said:

"In some instances it is possible to take multiple photos at different
exposures, and combine them so that the over- and underexposed parts are
discarded, leaving one natural looking image. "

This technique is exposure-blending or tone-blending (not sure of the exact 
term,
or the difference between the two named terms).

In the future, if your camera has "exposure bracketing", I would use it.
What this does is take (usually 3) exposures, one at what it thinks is the 
correct exposure,
one with less exposure, and one with more exposure.,  Normally, one can tell 
the camera
how much less/more to go, within certain limits - Mine, for example will go up to one 
"stop"
below/above the "correct" exposure.

This is good for (at least) 2 reasons:
For one thing, your camera might not get the exposure right, and  one of the 
other two might
be just what you want.
Secondly, with three exposures, one can do the exposure-blending (?) method 
that I described
in answer to another question recently:
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gimp-user-list/2016-November/msg00000.html

Basically, you would bring the three photos into GIMP with Open As Layers, and 
using
layer masks, have the darker areas of the brighter photo, and the brighter 
areas of the darker
photo replace their counterparts in the "correctly exposed" photo.

One can then use Colors->Levels or Colors->Curves on the layer masks to modify 
how much
each photo will influence the final result.
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