Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has tried something like this yet.
So first, I will mention software that allows you to control your camera shutter and settings from your computer. I tried Nikon's first, and it was OK but it's expensive. Now I read that there is something called digiCamControl that sounds promising, and is open source (=free).
Here's my question. The D40 is a neat little camera and does *almost* everything I need, for now. However, you cannot do exposure bracketing with it. Upon learning about HDR processing, I understand that you need identical images but with differing exposures. Some people have suggested that when you cannot do exposure bracketing with your camera, you can shoot in RAW, then create additional copies of the image with exposure compensation (+ or -), using Photoshop or whatever. But others say NO, that's not accurate. So, to do "manual" exposure bracketing to get multiple exposures, it sounds like kind of a pain because you have to be super careful to not bump your camera and all that. So I was thinking, what not tether your camera (which is ideally on a tripod), then you don't even have to touch it when you add/subtract exposure compensation for subsequent images?
Has anyone tried this? Please let me know how it worked out for you.
p.s. If anyone knows of a tethering app on an Android phone, let me know, that would be cool to use as well.