HDR – an Aperture study.

Posted on November 24, 2011

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So, very simple. I took the exact same set of -2, 0, +2 exposure (A-lock) pictures and used the exact same settings to photoshop-auto-merge into HDR. This is (in my opinion) a decent study of HDR and aperture settings. I wanted to do way more, but it was unseasonably cold and I called it quits after only a few shots (12 to be exact, with 3 focal screw ups)
I am definitely going to find a better composition and repeat this experiment but with ISO as well. A true full factorial experimental design. Maybe if I can, I’ll paste in a poll and get feedback and figure out statistically what affects general appeal, and the weight of which each factor carries.


  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: NIKON D3000
  • Taken: 17 November, 2011
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s


  • Aperture: ƒ/2.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3000
  • Taken: 17 November, 2011
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D3000
  • Taken: 17 November, 2011
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/3s