in this Instructable I want to show you how to make a nice-looking HDR picture of your Christmas Tree.
stands for High Dynamic Range
We are basically taking a series of dark and light pictures and making one picture with a higher contrast of it.
Learn more about HDR-Photography!
First of all: Sorry for my english, because my native language is german.
Here is what you'll need:
A digital Camera
I'm using a Canon EOS 1000D, but most of cheaper cameras will work fine too.
You'll need a tripod because we are taking a series of 5 Pictures from the same perspective and with exposure-times above 1 second.
If you dont have a tripod
: Use a stool or a table.
Shooting the pictures with your bare hands won't give you useful results.
You can download the software here
Don't worry, you can use the software in trial mode for free.
("When used in trial mode, Photomatix Pro is fully functional and never expires, but adds a watermark to images produced with one of the two Tone Mapping methods and 3 of the 5 exposure fusion modes.")