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01-06-2014, 05:05 PM   #1
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Black & White HDR

I know it sounds a bit counter productive. but ive been toying with HDR in black and white with my k-30 and having some interesting results. it reminds me somewhat of 60's daytime TV programming I'll post some samples when i get out and about to explore it further.

01-06-2014, 05:20 PM   #2
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Oh yes, Ive seen an interesting series of portraits done in BW HDR (quite some time ago). Can bring about stunning photos, because it avoids the HDR pitfall of making colours look unnatural. With BW, this goes away. Its still no easy feat, though
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Shoot some tri-x and develop with a compensating developer :-) Old skool HDR!
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well here are some test samples. Even mounted on a tripod the movement of the HDR multiple exposure process, caused blurring. Also the kit lens detracted from the image quality.

01-09-2014, 01:52 PM   #5
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The biggest pitfall of HDR is halos (in my opinion). These show up even more with black and white than with color HDRs, but done well, it can definitely add quite a bit of detail to a scene.
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Hmm not bad but I think contrast can be increased. It will make the BnW image look nicer.

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