Here is how I set up my Canon 450D to auto-bracket (for HDR) – That is setting the camera to take three different shots of the same thing at slightly different exposures.
- First put the camera into AV or TV mode – I use AV for most things, but you may wish to set it to TV and lock the time to around 100th of a second to reduce the chance of camera shake.
- Move to the first set of menus using the direction pad and select Quality. Now change the quality setting to RAW or L Jpeg and RAW. (The latter takes up more space on the card)
- Now move to the second menu, and select the option for AEB. Move the direction pad left or right to set the difference between the exposures. I usually set it to 1 – 0 – 1 as in the video – but you can set it up in between stops if you wish. Press select to confirm. (NOTE: when you switch the camera off it looses the AEB setting – this has caught me out several times)
- Finally I find it best to set the shutter mode to the continuous shooting mode. If you don’t do this then you have to press the shutter release three times in a row – easy to forget and introduces shake and potentially different images. Just remember to hold the shutter down for three shots- the camera pauses slightly before it takes the next one, so release it after three.
Enjoy. And you will get better results with a tripod – although most of my shots are hand held: