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Anyone actually do HDR photography
#1
i've always hated looking at oversaturated and savagely detailed photos.. thought they would give me a migrane. but have been testing pics using hdr and found some of it surprisingly good to my eyes .. i've noticed interior available light shots, that usually have extreme contrast, come up quite well without doing any work on them much. Also tried a few historic type buildings shots so plentiful in the uk.
As i'm now becoming a convert to 'high dynamic range' pics, was wondering if many others like it?
It's becoming fashionable in some new cameras models to have this feature happening in
camera. Think hdr may be common place eventually.
i've been using it as: 3 photos bracketed .. 2 f stops apart with some added saturation.
Anyone playing with it?
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#2
Well, the fact is 99% of all HDR photos are utterly crap. You can even find people doing pseudo HDR from a single file, just for that kitsch HDR effect.
In my opinion, a good HDR photo is when you don't immediately say it's an HDR
One of its uses is quality real estate photography, so you don't get the windows white.
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#3
Let's be a little nicer in our comments, please. Or should I say, please be professional. Thank you!

Is it that many people do not know what they are doing to get good photos from HDR??

My thought is that I am curious to see some of your trial runs in this manner of HDR.
Barbara - Life is what you make of it!
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#4
(Apr 27, 2013, 11:39)jim truscott Wrote: i've always hated looking at oversaturated and savagely detailed photos.. thought they would give me a migrane. but have been testing pics using hdr and found some of it surprisingly good to my eyes .. i've noticed interior available light shots, that usually have extreme contrast, come up quite well without doing any work on them much. Also tried a few historic type buildings shots so plentiful in the uk.
As i'm now becoming a convert to 'high dynamic range' pics, was wondering if many others like it?
It's becoming fashionable in some new cameras models to have this feature happening in
camera. Think hdr may be common place eventually.
i've been using it as: 3 photos bracketed .. 2 f stops apart with some added saturation.
Anyone playing with it?
I find most HDR photos overdone but go to this site for lots of info on doing HDRs.
http://www.stuckincustoms.com/

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#5
IMHO, HDR are fun to play around with especially if there are static subjects like - building architectures, landmarks, old monuments, landscapes etc.
I have done many HDR photos myself, some have come out good, some not that good.
I usually play around with the EV stops by choosing either 3 or 5 EV stops.

Check out some of these photos that I have done using HDR -

For people on Facebook:
Link1 - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...=3&theater
Link2 - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...=3&theater
Link 3 - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...=3&theater

For people on Flickr:
Link1 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelprojec.../lightbox/
Link2 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelprojec.../lightbox/
Link3 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelprojec.../lightbox/

Cheers
Samy
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#6
Thank you for sharing! You could look at HDR as one branch of the art and science of photography. It is not necessarily wrong to choose to do photos in HDR, but it gives you some different options.

Another scenario would be driving a Chevy versuses a Ford. Neither of them are wrong, but the owners can have their preferences of choice!

HDR photography is still an area that some members may be interested in learning more about! :0)
Barbara - Life is what you make of it!
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#7
I'm doing HDR for most of my real estate shoot, but none so far for personal use. Every time I try to do HDR for personal use I get these kinda weird look in the final post processed. I might have over doing it like it used to do in my real estate that is normal look but crispy. Is doing HDR need to be look natural or kinda different? I'd really like to see a comparison of HDR in different concept to see which is which is more attractive and right thing to do.
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#8
(May 3, 2013, 02:25)PhotoPlay Wrote: I'm doing HDR for most of my real estate shoot, but none so far for personal use. Every time I try to do HDR for personal use I get these kinda weird look in the final post processed. I might have over doing it like it used to do in my real estate that is normal look but crispy. Is doing HDR need to be look natural or kinda different? I'd really like to see a comparison of HDR in different concept to see which is which is more attractive and right thing to do.
I've made a gallery and added some comparison pics of hdr and std jpg of the same scene taken at same time with same camera.. tried architecture and some outdoor scenes.. What i call toned down hdr 3pics x 2f up 2f stops down.
In camera hdr's . Could improve on hdr's doing it manually with software i think.
Search 'hdr' in galleries should find them. Jim Truscott
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#9
I just returned from a trip to Bonita Springs, Fl. I love the sunset on Bonita Beach. I shoot all my sunsets HDR. I find I get much more detail. I find this so when the subject is of a high contrast.
Roger Spurr
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#10
(May 2, 2013, 11:06)samyshah Wrote: IMHO, HDR are fun to play around with especially if there are static subjects like - building architectures, landmarks, old monuments, landscapes etc.
I have done many HDR photos myself, some have come out good, some not that good.
I usually play around with the EV stops by choosing either 3 or 5 EV stops.

Check out some of these photos that I have done using HDR -

For people on Facebook:
Link1 - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...=3&theater
Link2 - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...=3&theater
Link 3 - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...=3&theater

For people on Flickr:
Link1 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelprojec.../lightbox/
Link2 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelprojec.../lightbox/
Link3 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelprojec.../lightbox/

Cheers
Samy

I really like these. My compliments!
Nikon D3100 with Tokina 28-70mm f3.5, (I like to use a Vivitar .43x aux on the 28-70mm Tokina), Nikkor 10.5 mm fisheye, Quanteray 70-300mm f4.5, ProOptic 500 mm f6.3 mirror lens. http://donschaefferphoto.blogspot.com/
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#11
(May 3, 2013, 03:56)jim truscott Wrote:
(May 3, 2013, 02:25)PhotoPlay Wrote: I'm doing HDR for most of my real estate shoot, but none so far for personal use. Every time I try to do HDR for personal use I get these kinda weird look in the final post processed. I might have over doing it like it used to do in my real estate that is normal look but crispy. Is doing HDR need to be look natural or kinda different? I'd really like to see a comparison of HDR in different concept to see which is which is more attractive and right thing to do.
I've made a gallery and added some comparison pics of hdr and std jpg of the same scene taken at same time with same camera.. tried architecture and some outdoor scenes.. What i call toned down hdr 3pics x 2f up 2f stops down.
In camera hdr's . Could improve on hdr's doing it manually with software i think.
Search 'hdr' in galleries should find them. Jim Truscott
ive just added a few more hdr versus jpg comparison shots to the gallery
search gallery for hdr the jurys still out on the hdr stuff .
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