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Old 02-18-2013, 12:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've done a little bit of reading on HDR Photography and decided, on a whim, that I'd give it a shot today. Grabbed the camera, picked up a friend of mine, we drove North again...And just photographed whatever along the way. Never tried HDR Photography, so I'm still trying to get the hang of it...Kind of winging it right now, but here's some of the results so far. More to come...








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I think I'm starting to get a hang of this...





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Two more:



This one didn't quite come out right, but ah well...



And I redid the sky in the shot above...the car. That's why the link is gone (Or maybe it's not?):

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Your HDR shots really rock! I like that they lack the "HDR look" with the exception of the van (I think you can tell it's an HDR shot). But besides the van, the shots are very realistic! Very good!

[EDIT]- for the record, the van shot is very good. It just has that "look" to it that gives it away as HDR. It's a common look that most HDR shots have, I think. But your others lack this (which make them better in my opinion).
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Not sure exactly what it means (searching for it now) but it's awesome!
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It's my first time trying it..So it's kind of a trial and error thing. I think most HDR shots look way Photoshopped. I, too, think the van shot is the only one that came out looking really HDR.

I was actually going for the HDR look, so I'm a bit disappointed I didn't get it with all of the shots...But happy that you like them anyway, haha. They definitely have a more dynamic range than my usual shots do..But like I said, they don't have that crazy HDR look that most do. Then again, most of those, as I mentioned, look extremely Photoshopped.
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Not sure exactly what it means (searching for it now) but it's awesome!
What HDR means? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range Imaging
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Yvette - I guess I could further explain...It's a means of capturing the different tonal ranges of a scene (or image) with various exposures layered together into one picture (or image) so that it looks "perfectly" exposed. So you bracket a number of images (however many you want, I just did three), and put them together, then "mask" (It's a tool in Photoshop) out what you want/don't want in Photoshop so that certain exposures come out in certain areas of the photo...

Does that make any sense at all? Haha
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Not sure exactly what it means (searching for it now) but it's awesome!
As Melina said- high dynamic range. It means the photographer took three (or more) pictures at different exposures. Typically, the exposures will be under, at, and over exposed. Then you combine them using the best of all three and get a photo that has more dynamic range (more clarity in the darks and brights) than the camera can normally do. Some cameras have built in HDR settings where the camera brackets three photos, but typically this process is done via photoshop (or other image manipulation software).
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Not quite HDR...Just a little fun with my phone

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