The concept of High Dynamic Range, is pretty simple. Here’re some high level steps:
- Take 2 or more photos with the same composition/frame, with different exposures.
- Merge these pictures in post processing (i.e., LightRoom or Photoshop)
I took the following three shots using bracketing in my Nikon.
After merging these pictures in Lightroom, here is the image I was able to receive this image. I increased the shadows (details from the underexposed image), and decreased the highlights. I’ve also increased the Contrast, Clarity, and Saturation as well, to make the picture pop more.
Hope this helps!