This technique has a lot of applications, but the reason I needed to use it in this particular case is because while I was on vacation, I took several landscape photos. I didn’t want to fuss with the settings on my camera to try to get the perfect shot and the auto settings would either adjust so that the ground looked great, but the sky was washed out and over exposed, or the sky would look great, but the ground was too dark.
If I knew how to use my camera ahead of time that might not have been a problem. 🙂 But while I was on vacation I wanted to just get the shot as quickly as possible.
I would take a shot with the camera pointed a little more toward the ground and the camera would adjust so that the ground looked great. I would take another shot with the camera pointed a little more toward the sky and the camera would adjust so that the sky looked great, but the ground was a little too dark.
When I got home, however, I could use this technique to blend the two shots together into one, nicer shot.
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