@ mmj -- thank you so very much for this detailed inside, I will now go and read up on it more, but you did a fine job for us all to get a better understanding of it.
Thanks for this thread.
As for hdr I just heard about a few weeks ago and then got photomatix.
It certainly does have its place. I just took some shots of the family room.
no matter what I did everything outside of the window was too hot (blazing white) and the hardwood floor was black but the chairs looked pretty good but still had some over / under exposure issues.
then I took a shot with the trees outside of the window in the right exposure leaving the interior too dark. Then took a shot with the hardwood floors in the right exposure.
Photomatix has two modes, blend and hdr (then use tone mapping). Using both modes I was able to come up with a good photo where you can see the trees outside, the pattern in the chairs and the grain in hardwood floors. Nothing was over or under exposed.
It also works good for forest shots where you have a lot of sun and dark shadows.
Iit does give a somewhat sureal look since you are not used to seeing photos presented that way, however the trade off is a nice evenly blended photo.
just like flash or animated gifs, it can be used for good or evil. I do like the sureal look (sometimes) and can present a subject in a way that traditional one shot photos cannot achieve. (at least not for me)
Any way the best part is, it is a new toy and excuse to waste time ;-)
Cheers and hapy HDR-ing
mmj did a better job at explaining what I was trying to allude to without going into detail.
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I like HDR, and having a photography themd site has allowed me to view some really brilliant HDR's but i've also seen some overdone ones.
I also own hdrforum dot com, maybe someday i'll put my time into it
I like the results it produces but I cant really figure out how to do it.
Wow, this thread has been very educational.
Thanks all for posting and/or voting. I am definitely inspired to go shoot some pics!
These new forum sections are great.
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Here are some tutorials if you want to get into doing HDR photography.
They cover everything from start to finish...
Post your pics once you get done with them so we can all see!!
I guess I need to do some homework- not sure what HDR is! (or do and don't know it by the name...)
It is what you make of it!
I don't understand either, but the examples I've seen look like when you adjust an image with Photoshop's Shadow/Highlight tool.Originally Posted by Beth Daane