High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography   17 comments

I had a fantastic experience using my new Canon Digital SLR in Kenya.  I did a lot of homework to get ready for owning an SLR camera, but there was still a bit of a learning curve.  While reading about features of my camera, I came across an advanced technique called High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography.  The basics of HDR is that a camera can only collect a limited range of light intensities compared to what the human eye can see.  One way around this is to take multiple pictures of the same subject at different exposure settings.  The first image is in the middle, the second is darker than normal and the third is lighter than normal.  You can then process the images in Photoshop to produce a single image that contains the best of each image.  You can then toy with the colors to make the images look a bit surreal and often really engaging.  I’m not writing a full tutorial here (unless there is demand for one) but just wanted to show you a few examples of what I’ve worked on.

Original Pictures (Normal, Low, High)

  

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Original Pictures (Normal, Low, High)

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Original Pictures (Normal, Low, High)

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Original Pictures (Normal, Low, High)

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Posted November 15, 2009 by chrislux in Photography

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