No, not a typo: Hand-Held HDR. Most tutorials recommend that you use a tripod. I’m no different – you’ll see that some of my previous HDRs (and easily my sharpest) are all taken on a tripod. But I suffer from a problem: I’m lazy. I don’t want to lug around a tripod, especially when I have to keep up with a four-year-old.
So what I do is take an HHHDR image (apologies to Katrin Eisman, who I originally heard the term from). Basically, I follow the same steps as I did in my 8-steps post. However, I set the shutter to high-speed continuous, and try to prop myself against something to keep from moving.
What you end up is something like you see with this post – it’s pretty nice, but sometimes blur creeps in (look to the bottom). It’s not as sharp as I’d normally like, but some features (the clouds & mountains) come across extremely well.
Give it a try & let me know how it works!