HDR Photography

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Kenzie, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Just thought I would share some shots I took in Malham last year. Finally processed them with AutoHDR and quite happy with the results. Anyone not familiar with HDR, you basically take three shots of the same scene (tripod is a must if you want them to line up) at underexposed, normal and over exposed then combine them to get the detail of the scene that your eyes can see but the camera misses out. For example you may have detail in the shadows but the sky would be washed out or the other way around.

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  3. Lord Charles

    Lord Charles Day's Away Mod

    HDR can be tricky to get right though some people go too far with it although I have to say the shots above do not fall into that category.

    Here are some of my efforts taken at VW Whitenoise last year.

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  4. I agree, when done right HDR can be pretty cool. Some just look fake and horrible. I like using it to bring back details that were lost because of the way camera process jpegs.
     
  5. anna@vwheritage

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    i think alot of the fake ones or really overdone ones look like paintings to me not photos. everyone knows a photo couldnt come out like they have made it when really overdone.

    i love HDR suttly done though its like my guilty photography pleasure lol
     
  6. When HDR is done properly, it gives the photograph so much more depth and detail, but keeps the feel and composition of the original shot. Would be great if there was an affordable camera with the capability of taking and processing HDR images on the fly without the need for post processing!
     
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  8. I have previously taken one shot theN before using the hdr conversion software I use the adjustment tool to make 2 seperate extra shots +1 & -1 or even +2 & -2 exp so you can do away with the tripod or just convert your fav pic.
    Not at home at the mo so cannot show my efforts.
     
  9. Here is my first attempt at HDR
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  10. Tuesday wildchild

    Tuesday wildchild I'm a circle!

    Bloody nice finish almost feel like 3d or you can see around and object a bit.
     
  11. Very very cool, love this
     
  12. Look fab ... so the idiot's guide to what I have to do please ... I get the use tripod part and take three pics the same (one under, one over, one right ... but how far under/over -/+1?) but then you lost me ... sounds like computer-jiggery-pokery ... as I said ... idiot's guide :)

    Thank you
     
  13. they do look brilliant when done right... i do like the weird cartoon effect sometimes too... gives it a bizarre feel... :)
     
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  15. My camera only has up to 1 +/- so that is what I use. I use a program called AutoHDR to merge and adjust the images. Tripod or flat surface and self timer are a must for this type of photography.
     
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  17. Sorry Bay, it's the EV or exposure value you need to adjust. One stop over exposed, one normal and one under exposed. Then blend together.
     
  18. Some single exposure shots run through Autohdr

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  19. Lord Charles

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    I am liking that.
     
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  20. Just got a HDR program and looking forward to trying it out.
     

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