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First Attempt at HDR Photography

Postby flannel jesus on February 29th, 2012, 3:48 pm 

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For those who don't know what HDR means, it stands for High Dynamic Range. You see, the tones in most photos are very compressed. If you've messed around with outdoor photography, you might often notice that what you thought was an amazingly beautiful sight in person turns out to be quite a flat, boring picture when you look at it later. The primary reason for this is that our eyes process light in a fundamentally different way to cameras. Hence the invention of HDR. Check it out, look into it, it's really interesting stuff.
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Re: First Attempt at HDR Photography

Postby Watson on February 29th, 2012, 5:29 pm 

You have several interesting photos that I found.
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Re: First Attempt at HDR Photography

Postby flannel jesus on February 29th, 2012, 5:44 pm 

thank you. which ones?
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Re: First Attempt at HDR Photography

Postby Watson on February 29th, 2012, 11:29 pm 

The one above has interesting foreground imposed on the back ground, and the ones with the sheet behind the subject/s. is a really cold effect?
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Re: First Attempt at HDR Photography

Postby flannel jesus on March 1st, 2012, 7:42 am 

i'm not sure what you mean
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Re: First Attempt at HDR Photography

Postby Watson on March 1st, 2012, 1:21 pm 

About the sheet? There were two pics. One blonde girl and two blonde girls, both with bright white back ground. The description said it was done with a white sheet hung just behind the subjects and special lighting. I thought the link lead to your blog?
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Re: First Attempt at HDR Photography

Postby flannel jesus on March 1st, 2012, 2:09 pm 

I don't think you're talking about a picture I took. Could you link it?
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Re: First Attempt at HDR Photography

Postby Watson on March 1st, 2012, 2:30 pm 

Sorry I can not find the now but there are some really neat pictures of otherwise really boring subjects? Is it the camera, or a program that achieve the effects?
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Re: First Attempt at HDR Photography

Postby flannel jesus on March 1st, 2012, 2:39 pm 

not sure which effects you're talking about.
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Re: First Attempt at HDR Photography

Postby Watson on March 1st, 2012, 3:44 pm 

High Dynamic Range and the picture quality? Is it from the camera or some computer enhancements?
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Re: First Attempt at HDR Photography

Postby flannel jesus on March 1st, 2012, 4:35 pm 

HDR pictures are usually (including this case) the result of a pretty interesting process. First, obviously, you find your subject. Then, you take anywhere from 3 to 7 pictures of it (in my case I had 6), from the exact same location (or as close to exact as you can get, if you don't have a tripod), each of the pictures with a different shutter speed. Some dark, some medium, and some light pictures. When you combine them in an HDR program (in this case, photomatix), it uses all of the detail from each picture to make a composite that's more detailed than each picture was individually.
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Re: First Attempt at HDR Photography

Postby Watson on March 1st, 2012, 5:11 pm 

Thanks for this. I asked google and she gave me the photomatix sight tutorials and free down load. I think my old digital camera is to simple for this but I'll try. M ight be a good reason to upgrade?
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Re: First Attempt at HDR Photography

Postby flannel jesus on March 5th, 2012, 7:12 am 

did another:
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