How can I achieve very sharp (and detailed) pictures?

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    It's an HDR. A blend of multiple images after which he processes some of the original images back into the HDR for effect. Follow the link on that that you linked to the Stuck in Customs website. He has a full tutorial and explains how he did that image in excruciating detail.
     
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    I believe that is also a high-dynamic range (HDR) image.
     
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    That is HDR, with a good lens, tripod, and sharp manual focus.
     
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    lol damn...
    well, what general settings could i do on my camera to try to get those type of images?
     
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    You need to bracket a proper exposure (3+ exposures, 1 on, 1 below, 1 above, if not more above and below). For those images, I'm guessing it was a wide angle and a very narrow aperture (f11+ but I'm just guessing). Then you'll need software to combine the images.
     
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    no I meant, to try to get those kind of HDR photos without adding putting many pictures together and all that, just single shot.
     
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    You can't. You can fake it by using one raw capture, and pushing the exposure to the three gamuts.
     
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    ok, then what steps can i generally take to get picture with a great variety of colors? I noticed that I could make them more colorful by bumping up the saturation during photoshop but what about during the photoshoot itself?
     
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    i see these poeple are making it waay to complicated. All you need is a good camera like a modern dslr(usually), A good sharp lens, and a tripod. next you need the photo to be exposed properly and your apature needs to be set on a larger number like f11 and up. take the picture ensuring the camera does not move while the shutter is open so use the cameras timer or if you have it a remote. that should do it with some practise.
     
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    to get better colour results in the sky and on water buy a cheap polarizing filter for you camera. Also the time of day is important. if the sun is at its highest point in the sky colours will usually be washed out and there will be no depth because of the lack of shadows, so best to shoot in the morning or the evening. i hope this helps
     

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