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Technique where a set of shots is taken while varying a camera setting (typically exposure) between each shot.

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Do you still bracket your photos?

Do you find that bracketing your photos is still in general a good practice, or has photo editing software greatly reduced the need for this? How To Bracket (Why You Should) Bracket Your Important ...
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TV or AV bracketing for HDR imaging?

I have recently entered into the HDR world, and I'm a little confused. My new camera has bracketing features, 2 modes actually: one is TV bracketing and the other is AV bracketing. In other words, ...
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What is WB bracketing used for?

I found out that I can bracket white balance in camera on my 550D. When is this useful?
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Are RAWs in bracketed exposure (mostly) redundant?

When I my camera takes RAW+JPEG with bracketed exposure (-1/0/+1 EV), it seems to me that the only difference that could logically exist between the RAW images is the shutter speed. If I assume that ...
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Are three different exposures enough for a good HDR image?

I am a newbie to photography and shoot with Canon 550D ( Rebel T2i ) that can take 3 bracketed shots at a time. I want to know whether 3 shots are typically enough to capture the different lightings ...
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Why do most cameras only support 3 frames of auto exposure bracketing?

Most digital cameras support only 3-frame AEB, why is this? I think AEB is a very important feature these days since there are many HDR hobby-photographers out there. So, I wonder if they really all ...
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What is Depth Of Field bracketing?

I understand the concept of (auto-)bracketing, in general. And I understand that exposure bracketing is used for HDR and focus bracketing is used for focus stacking. But I am unable to imagine what ...
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What is bracketing?

I have seen this term a lot and I was wondering what, in basic terms, what bracketing/autobracketing is. Also, why would one want to 'bracket'? P.S. - there are other questions asking what DoF and ...
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How to get clear tree branches when bracketing for HDR?

I have just started doing bracketing to shoot HDR photos in high contrast situations I am using a tool called Aurora HDR 2018 on OSX to combine three photo of different exposure to produce a final ...
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What are the advantages of additional exposures between outer brackets of an HDR stack?

Firstly, I understand the idea behind HDR photography so I'm not looking for an explanation of HDR. What I'm interested in is the large number of exposures often used to capture a scene with high ...
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Bracketing with ISO or exposure time?

With old cameras, you had film with fixed ISO and you could bracket your shots by either adjusting the f-stop or exposure time. Normally, if I have enough light, I prefer to keep the f-stop constant ...
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How can I manually make a exposure sequence for HDR, without automatic exposure bracketing?

I have Sony a580, which offers an HDR feature, but not with the raw image type. The only thing they offer with raw choice is exposure bracketing, but you can only choose 3 images with 0.3 EV or 0.7 ...
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Can I do exposure bracketing as a burst of shots on a Nikon D5000?

Is it possible on Nikon D5000 to do AE bracketing in a burst? Currently I've been able only to set bracketing mode but all three firings had to be done manually with the trigger button.
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How do I take automatically bracketed exposures with the Canon XSi?

I'm trying to help someone with a Canon XSi. I'm not used to the Canons that use menus (rather than buttons on the body). Does anyone know how to set up the Canon XSi to take a bracketed exposure of ...
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Android software that shoots a range of at least +/– 5.0 EV for the bracketed set

I'm using a Galaxy S7 Edge phone and the Android app called Camera FV-5 to take bracketed exposures for HDR photography. That software takes a bracketed set of +/- 2.0 EV maximum. I found out that I ...
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Remote Control for Sony NEX 5 with bracketed images

Most remote controls that I've tried with my Sony NEX 5t only allow for a single shot shutter action. I'd like to be able to show bracketed images with a remote control. Are there options on the ...
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What's the use of exposure bracketing in film cameras?

In DSLRs, exposure bracketing can be used to achieve higher dynamic range in post, but what's the use of it in film cameras? Is it practical to blend 3 different exposures (negatives) in the darkroom?
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Does the Nikon D5100 have true auto bracketing and how do I use it?

There is a bracketing feature on Nikon D5100 but it does not seem to work as it does on other cameras such as D90. There is also a separate feature called HDR on D51000 and I am guessing Bracketing ...
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Can exposure be bracketed by many sensor readouts during single exposure?

I am getting into some HDR photography and was thinking of a new ways that camera manufacturers could help us in capturing HDR pictures. Say you want to capture three image and you have a constant ...
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HDR/ADL/Multiple exposure/Auto bracketing(AE,WB,ADL) - I got confused

What are the main differences between these: HDR ( High Dynamic Range ) ADL (Active D-Lighting ) Multiple exposure Automatic Bracketing ( AE, White Balance, Active D-Lighting ) They look pretty ...
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Is AEB possible in Manual mode on Canon Powershot G1 X?

When the G1 X is set to Manual (M) mode, AEB no longer shows up in the FUNC menu. Is there another to set it? Seems like a serious limitation otherwise.
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How do I set up my D7000 for auto-bracketed exposures with one shutter press?

I've read that it's possible to set up the Nikon D7000to take up to 3 successive shots with different exposures using Auto Bracketing. I've set the whole thing up on my camera, but when I press the ...
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When would you bracket a scene, if there's no data clipping?

In live view, if my histogram shows no clipping of darks nor highlights of for example a sunset scene, is there any need to bracket the shot? Shooting in RAW of course :)
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How can I keep illuminated buildings names from being blown out in night city shots?

I'm just getting the hang of taking pictures of my city at night/dusk, and I'm bracketing exposures to get deep colors for the sky and enough exposure for the buildings. Here's an example. I've put ...
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What are good starting settings to store for exposure bracketing shots?

I started experimenting with the Custom Functions (C1,C2,C3) on my Canon 7D and I decided a useful one to have may be setting it up for exposure bracketing. So it's a quick switch if I ever need it, ...
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D7200 sometimes takes all shots while bracketing is set to 3 shots with a single shutter press

I know this question, how to take all the shots set in the bracketing with one shutter press, has been asked several times but the answer has been CL or CH or Self Timer. But while I was playing ...
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How can I avoid camera shake while using Canon 6D's Auto Exposure Bracketing?

I've recently upgraded to the full-frame sensor Canon 6D and am used to using Canon's Rebel series cameras with the added Magic Lantern firmware add-on hacks. I have a question about the auto-exposure-...
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Is there a way to make the Nikon D5100 fire three auto-bracked shots with one press?

I have a Nikon D5100 and I can set it to auto bracket, where I fire 3 shots off and it brackets with ev +2, ev 0, and ev -2. That is okay, but is there a setting so that when I trigger the shutter ...
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Can the Canon 600D take images one stop up & down for creating an HDR image?

I can see that Canon 600D can't take multiple exposures, but my 600D has a menu option that states... C.Fn : Exposure Exposure level increments 0: 1/3 stop 1: 1/2 stop I'd like to take several ...
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Canon 5D Mark II, bracketed exposures with least number of steps to avoid camera shake?

I'm trying to devise a method where I can take more than just 3 bracketed exposures on the 5D Mark 2 while minimizing the steps to avoid moving or shaking the camera. This is my current procedure... ...
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How can I "abort" auto exposure bracketing after taking the first shot?

When using AEB in the Canon EOS 550D, is there a convenient way to skip the second and third shot after the first one has been made? I am asking this because I sometimes do long exposure shots using ...
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What Budget DSLR has bracketing modes?

I need recommendations on entry level budget DSLRs with plenty of bracketing modes (exposure, F-stops, etc for HDR and DOF shots). I am in Germany and am willing to spend upto €600. The brand doesn't ...
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Is bracketing useful in the era of digital photography and post-processing? [duplicate]

My digital camera has a bracketing feature, and I set it to three shots, with the bracketed shots being 2/3rd +/- its calculated exposure. I find that that tends to get me one shot with the colors and ...
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How do I merge bracketed files together into an HDR image on a Mac?

I'm looking for software in order to put files from bracketing together under Lion and create HDR image.
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How to batch identify and keyword bracketed photos?

I would like to batch identify and keyword photos that have been shot with the bracket mode on the Fuji XT2 (although I'm sure this applies to other Fuji cameras) to potentially use in HDRs. When I ...
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On a Canon 70d can you use exposure bracketing in manual mode?

On a Canon 70d can you use exposure bracketing in manual mode? Or do you have to adjust each shot.
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Powershot G16: fast bracketing for handheld?

I want to be able to take handheld shots at night. Often these shots involve high-contrast scenes, where a sign or something will be lit much more brightly than the surrounding environment. I want to ...
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Can the Nikon D700 do automatic bracketing by aperture?

I shoot on a Canon, but I have a special "assignment" tomorrow where I'll have to shoot on a Nikon D700. I'm completely new to Nikons... so I pretty much have 12 hours to get familiarized with it. ...
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Can I make flash bracketing on my Nikon D7000 automatically take all three shots?

I tried exposure bracketing and it works fine - I set the C(h) and hold the shutter button and it will take all shots while I am holding. However, for flash I have to press 3 times. Is there any ...
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Automatically merge all HDR sequences in folder in Lightroom CC Classic

I've been shooting a lot of raw 3-exposure bracketed shots recently which I've been merging into HDR images in Lightroom Classic CC (Mac). I find the process of selecting 3 images, going into the ...
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Is there a technical reason why the flash is disabled with film simulation bracketing on the X100t

The Fuji X100t disables the flash when bracketing is enabled. This seems logical for things like ISO bracketing because several photo's are taken in quick succession. However with film simulation ...
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Is it possible to bracket with flash only around a manual setting on Nikon D7000+SB700?

I have a Nikon D7000 and a SB-700 flash and am trying to set up the following: Manual mode (F11, 1/250) Manual flash (1/64) Bracketing with flash only +- 1 stop, i.e. one picture at flash power 1/64, ...
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In-Camera Bracketing vs Exposure Correction in DPP

Is there any difference in images produced using in-camera bracketing (-2,0,+2) and images produced using exposure correction (-2,0,+2) from RAW images in DPP? I'll be traveling tomorrow to a place ...
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Is there a situation in which taking exposure bracketed photos at only the widest separation (±3EV) doesn't work?

I sometimes shoot exposure-bracketed photos on my Sony NEX-5R, for exposure fusion in Photomatix. I'm thinking of taking just two photos, at -3EV and +3EV, which are the maximum values of exposure ...
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Is there a way to do focus bracketing on Nikon D90 with Nikkor 105mm f/2.8?

One feature I loved in my old Canon G6 was the ability to do focus bracketing in macro photography. Any hope of focus bracketing using my Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 macro lens on my D90 body?
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Can I set up Canon 6D Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) to take more than 3 shots?

The AEB range on a 6D is -3 to +3 EV. I normally set up my my AEB to take 3 shots at -2,0,+2 or -2.5,0,+2.5. I used the results for exposure "safety", to create an HDR if candidate scene is ...
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Canon 5D Mark III + Multiple shots in single shutter release?

I have gotten hold of Canon 5D Mark III and trying to use AEB. I would like to know if camera can take multiple shots with just one single press of shutter release instead of pressing multiple times ...
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Is it possible to take automated multiple exposure stop pictures with a Canon Rebel

The camera type that I have is the Canon Rebel Xsi, and I was wondering if it is possible to take an automated series of variable exposure shots. For example, hold the shutter button down once, and ...
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How can I get 5 bracketed exposures with a D90 for HDR without screwing around?

My D90 only brackets one exposure each + and - (3 total). Anyone doing HDR with a D90, or other limited camera, how do you get 5 exposures without a lot of screwing around? I really don't want to ...
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When to choose in-camera HDR mode versus Exposure Bracketing?

My DSLR offers both a HDR mode and a exposure bracketing mode (which I can then post-process into HDR). Since I mostly shoot in RAW, HDR not usually not available but bracketing is. Therefore, I ...
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