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For people asking about HDR
Posted By: thomasjmpark, 01-27-2008, 08:22 AM

Hi,

Ive noticed quite a few people on here asking about HDR. I use Photomatix Pro which is very cheap for what it does.

This shot was taken many months ago, I opened it in PS and using the levels slider adjusted the exposure from 2 stops lighter and 2 stops darker (not precisely). And so ended up with 5 pics, including the original, these were then combined in PM. This has all been explained much better then my attempt but I thought I would show people the results.

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Incidentally, normally I would use the bracketing feature on the camera but thought id try this out. Also, this isnt a great conversion as it took me roughly 10mins to do, am going to do it properly tonight.
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01-27-2008, 08:46 AM   #2
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Tom, this is a very good example showing that bracketing the images does not always have to be done at capture time. But one question, was your original JPEG or RAW?
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Thanks Ror. The original is a jpeg, i have only recently started using RAW as I didnt know what i was doing with it! I havent yet tried a RAW HDR, coming soon though.
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Great - vivid and punchy!

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Awesome Example..

Awesome Example Tom..

Made a barly ok picture into a sharp good picture....
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Tom, where was that image taken? It looks reminiscent of Wales.
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Wow, that really made the photo pop. I'll have to check out that program myself and give it a try. Thanks for posting the comparison.

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That is nicely done Tom, thanks for showing us.

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Thanks for the tip. Will have some fun experimenting with same.

Really punches up the shot..
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I especially like the way the HDR processing melted away the haze. Also your process works well without the necessity of a tripod. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks all As has been said in a different thread HDR is an incredibly simple process that gives some amazing results. Im currently going through alot of old photos to see if any can be rescued/ made better, although only where I feel the pic would benefit, I still like to see a great shot straight out the camera that requires little PP.
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Thanks for the link to this page. I guess it partially answers my question (in the other thread), in that, it is the aperture opening which needs to be different.
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