These days there are many ways to combine bracketed images and there’s no single ‘best’ solution. Lots of software packages will enable you to combine the light data contained in three or more exposures, but the results will vary greatly. I often try a couple of techniques to arrive at the end result, starting with a fusion-mapping application such as Enfuse. Sometimes Photomatix is the best tool for the job, particularly thanks to its selective masking for the removal of ghosts. Lately however I’ve been using Photoshop’s built in Merge to HDR Pro function more and more, because it tends to produce far more natural looking imagery than other HDR applications.

So in order to explain how this process works, I put together a video tutorial and up-loaded it to my page on YouTube. I used Lightroom 5.7 and Adobe Photoshop CC. Hope you enjoy.