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Old Jun 20, 2011, 12:26 AM   #1
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Default First HDR attempts

I was never quite interested in HDR (lack of reading maybe or too much lazyness to manually do it), but now I have a camera that does this processing, I found it quite interesting.

From the shots I've taken so far with HDR, this one is quite interesting, however I seem to like the non-HDR shot better as it enhances shadows, but I will be taking some more pictures soon to see better effects, I have seen that with bright sunlight the sky comes out with a deeper blue:
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 8:34 AM   #2
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The non-HDR shot is much better. I like the composition, the DOF has come out very well.

If I'm not mistaken, HDR does not work with all the images, it is mainly used to bring out the details of shadows and blown-out parts of an image. "Correct me if I'm wrong".
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 8:39 AM   #3
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I agree with you; what I have used HDR for successfully is for pictures of people in bright sunlight with shadows. I used to need flash for these scenarios, but HDR just makes the picture look more natural...

On the other hand, I just found out how to manually configure the +/- EV the camera uses for the pictures it takes to do the HDR postprocessing and I have gotten some interesting extreme results yesterday.

I just think that if you have to do it manually it is not useful for daily shots, only for special scenes.

However, if the camera has it built-in, it becomes a really interesting alternative to flash abuse.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 8:51 AM   #4
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HDR is best suited for photographing buildings, architecture, landscapes, composition with shadows, etc.

Modern cameras have bracketing mode to take 3 or more pictures in succession of the same composition by setting the EV (+/-) requirement. This is really a boon for HDR snaps. In older cameras one has to take it manually by setting the EV individually, but taking care of AE/AL for all the photos.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 9:06 AM   #5
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I just love this HDR done in this post. The shadows and highlights have come out beautifully. Check this out.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ar...ewport-ri.html
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