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Ken

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HDR Photography
« on: March 03, 2010, 06:23:12 PM »

HDR, meaning "High Dynamic Range" is basically the converging of 2 or more photos into one, making it seem more interesting. Complete meaning: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging

Examples:

http://gohex.deviantart.com/gallery/ <---My latest photography is all HDR.
http://hdroom.deviantart.com/gallery/ <---Everything here is HDR, from other people and some is mine.

Anyone else played with this? Was wondering if you have, what software do you use?

I use Photomatrix Pro and Windows Photo Gallery, nice and simple :)

If you guys want any tips with HDR I'll do my best.
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Re: HDR Photography
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010, 06:27:43 PM »

Superb gallery of work GoheX, I really must put aside some more time to view it properly.

I've gotta say I'm undecided on HDR. For me it really varies from piece to piece.

This piece of yours http://gohex.deviantart.com/art/There-153696809 - I absolutely love, and it really demonstrates why HDR is such a great technique to know. But there are others I have seen - not from you I must point out - that really seem to abuse the colours gained from HDR. The end product just seems gaudy and tacky to me.

I guess I'm just a grey-scale kinda guy  ;)
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Re: HDR Photography
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010, 10:07:54 AM »

HDR is a type of photography that people have very extreme opinions on alot of the time. I personally think it really adds to certain styles, and I'm trying to explore it further just now. "Just now" being when I have free time ;)

Thank you for the compliments. I am quite proud of that piece, it's a tad noisy but I can't find any software I like to reduce the noise without losing quality.

I tend to swing between many different colour scales in photography.. sometimes I look outside when the sky is blurred and gray and think it looks beautiful, and other days I'll look at the open blue sky and hate it. Creativity in both taking photos and viewing them varies on a constant basis to me, and most people.

Personally I love HDR for the increased options in editing =) There are so many more HDR photos I throw away compared to normal ones I would have kept for later however. HDR needs certain qualities to work out.
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Re: HDR Photography
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 08:18:18 PM »

I must admit that I have seen this kind-of photography before but never knew the name of it. I believe that when HDR is done well, it can be quite extraordinary and beautiful in its own way. Otherwise, to me, it just seems too....processed if that makes any sense. Looking at your work GoheX, you seem to have a good grasp on it. Keep it up and keep posting your work  :D
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