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Are three different exposures enough for a good HDR image?

It all depends on the scene in terms of overall brightness, the total dynamic range, and how fine the graduations are between bright and dark. The wider the difference is between the brightest part ...
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How to get clear tree branches when bracketing for HDR?

There are usually small variations between images when you shoot a stack for HDR, especially shooting handheld. Wind may cause larger variations, as well as other moving entities within a shot (such ...
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What this guy does when shooting in bracketing mode?

The user in the video is using a specialised bracketing function on a Canon body, called Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) (complete description from Canon here) In the "exposure" setting, you can ...
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How to get clear tree branches when bracketing for HDR?

If you're going to use HDR techniques, you need a perfectly motionless subject. If there is even the slightest breeze, small tree branches are going to move and will not be in precisely the same ...
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Are three different exposures enough for a good HDR image?

In practice, when the scene has a large dynamic range, you need to take many exposures despite the fact that in theory a few exposures suffice to cover the entire dynamic range. You may want to limit ...
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Are three different exposures enough for a good HDR image?

Three exposures are often enough, and so are two. While there are scenes that need more, you have diminished return for every additional exposure. Consider that a single frame from a modern DSLR can ...
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Is there a good system to tell or mark which picture are in a group of bracket?

Take a picture of your left hand. Yes, really. Before you bracket you take a picture of your left hand indicating the number of shots that will be in the bracketing series. What if it's more than 5 ...
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Android software that shoots a range of at least +/– 5.0 EV for the bracketed set

Open Camera can be configured to take up to 5 images at up to ±3 stops for exposure bracketing. Camera ZOOM FX can be configured to save all images taken by its HDR mode (don't know how many or at ...
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How can I keep illuminated buildings names from being blown out in night city shots?

They're being blurred out by camera motion as much as they are by being overexposed. The obvious solution is to use a sturdy tripod. Good tripod technique for such long exposures includes a way to ...
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How do I create a bracketed file for Aurora HDR software?

The phone's HDR mode will be doing what you want Aurora to do: taking three separate exposures and blending them into one. That is why you only see a single file. You need to use an app like Camera FV-...
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Is bracketing useful in the era of digital photography and post-processing?

Particularly if you're shooting RAW, you're correct that two-thirds of a stop's worth of bracketing doesn't get you that much. Two-thirds of a stop is something you can get in post-processing with ...
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When would you bracket a scene, if there's no data clipping?

I always attempt to bring the image to what the scene looked like with the naked eye when I was there. Basically, I’m wondering if I am capturing all the necessary data to achieve this in post ...
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Why one of the pictures in a bracket has a different f-stop value?

You must have been on fully automatic exposure mode (both speed and aperture set to automatic). With f/5.6, the -2 EV image would have had to be exposed for 1/35 sec. and the camera's logic decided ...
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What does "sensors with automatic exposure bracketing" mean, and are there such sensors?

What does sensors with automatic exposure bracketing mean? With respect to DSLR's and other mass-market cameras, automatic exposure bracketing is a feature where the camera will take several images ...
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When to choose in-camera HDR mode versus Exposure Bracketing?

It is always a matter of control versus effort. Use the built-in HDR function when you want instant results. This completely depends on the camera but some do an awesome job at producing realistic ...
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Creating a digital photo with an exposure of EV -2

EV -2 or any other Exposure Value value is not a particular brightness or illuminance level, it is a particular combination of sensitivity (normalized at ISO 100), aperture, and shutter time used to ...
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Creating a digital photo with an exposure of EV -2

I'm sure there a many options. One of them would be: http://rawtherapee.com/downloads If you not afraid of CLI tools you can look in to something like: http://www.fmwconcepts.com/imagemagick/...
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Why can't my Canon 600D perform AEB?

Your camera is acting normally as it was designed to do. I focus, press the shutter, and only one photo is taken. I have to press the shutter 3 times, or hold it down, in order to be able to shoot ...
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How to batch identify and keyword bracketed photos?

It may take some tweaking to get right, but the command with exiftool would be something like: ...
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Is there a good system to tell or mark which picture are in a group of bracket?

I've found that changing the bracketing pattern from 0, -, + (which is what most cameras seem to use by default) to -, 0, + helps me to more easily identify bracketed sequences when looking at ...
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Can the 5DS-R take more than 5 bracketed shots spaced by 3 EVs?

The manual isn't real clear on the finer points in any of the sections dealing with AEB, is it? Of course if the manual did that with every option on the 5Ds R and how changing one setting affects the ...
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D7200 sometimes takes all shots while bracketing is set to 3 shots with a single shutter press

I have tested this with my own D7200 and had the same result you described. After talking to a Nikon tech, he explained me that the camera is doing this in the quiet mode by only taking up the ...
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Bracketing with ISO or exposure time?

One advantage of iso bracketing is that multiple shots are not required. My olympus e-pl5 for example, in manual mode (shutter and aperture constant) uses three sensor gains for the same shot. ...
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Using rawtherapee to create an image like a DSLR camera in bracketing mode

It depends what you're trying to achieve from bracketing. There's three basic variables that set your exposure - shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Shutter speed and aprerture both have optical ...
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Is there any way to bracket shutter speed rather than exposure on a Nikon D200?

Yes you can perform shutter speed bracketing, no fix needed. Your camera supports this. But first, a clarification: exposure bracketing can be accomplished by varying any of the exposure variables (...
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How can I keep illuminated buildings names from being blown out in night city shots?

You need to use a tripod to eliminate motion blur as Michael Clark also points out. Also the exposure time to get the light sources correctly exposed is very short. I've taken night shots where I was ...
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On a Canon 70d can you use exposure bracketing in manual mode?

Building on user1118321's answer: I checked the manuals for the following cameras to which I have access (in order from earliest to most recent release): EOS 5D Mark II EOS 50D EOS 7D EOS 5D Mark ...
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how to make Sony A7Rii take bracketed photos in linear order

Drive Mode and Bracketing are described in the manual. There is a setting to change bracket order that may do what you want.
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When would you bracket a scene, if there's no data clipping?

you can use exposure bracketing to give shadows and highlights more dynamic, other than that i see no reason to bracket a sunset.
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HDR Panorama - Best workflow?

Regardless you will most often need to finish in Lightroom in order to get the final image perfectly cut to the right aspect-ratio and adjusted for the output medium, so it is best not to do ...
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