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01-08-2009, 07:59 AM   #16
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In photomatix using low light smoothing gives you the surreal effect instantly.

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excellent work. congratulations

interiors are stunning with this technique
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Thaks for the Ben Willmore site. He's done the some of the best HDRs I've seen.
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new?

Did I miss something, or haven't there been countless posts about HDR (technique, software, opinion, etc) on this forum?

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Did I miss something, or haven't there been countless posts about HDR (technique, software, opinion, etc) on this forum?

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This is the first i've seen while being here since last month (ok, so i havent looked through all the threads but meh) so i welcome it...
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This is the first i've seen while being here since last month (ok, so i havent looked through all the threads but meh) so i welcome it...
Preceisley my point...it's been discussed to the Nth degree in the past, over the last year alone, may many posts. there is a wealth of information on this board if you use the "search" function and read through the discussions, rich with history, examples, etc.

Welcome the the forum.

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Some great pictures!

It seems that pictures 1-3 have a reasonably "normal??" look while pictures 5, 6, and maybe 8 are a bit more "surreal?". Does this have to do with the number and/or breath of the fstops on selected pictures being combined?
What confuses most people is that the 'HDR look', is not actually HDR at all, but local contrast adjustment. HDR just enables you to take pictures that cover a larger dynamic range; this range can then be compressed in different ways. Using local contrast adjustment creates this strange look.

You can also do local contrast adjustment with a single image with something like Topaz Adjust.
01-08-2009, 03:38 PM   #23
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Preceisley my point...it's been discussed to the Nth degree in the past, over the last year alone, may many posts. there is a wealth of information on this board if you use the "search" function and read through the discussions, rich with history, examples, etc.

Welcome the the forum.

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I am the guilty one to start it - sorry (sort of)....

I did do a search on HDR before starting the thread - and came up with zero. Tried it again just now and came up with zero (did not pick up this thread either). I then searched on "high dynamic range" and got a number of hits. I guess there is some filter on the search engine, but it did not give me an error either.

This is certainly not the first time that a topic has been "discussed" again....

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I know almost nothing about HDR - other than what it means -
thanks to this thread - seems like Photomatix is the software to use?

In my search I also found these -

HDR on the cheap - HDR freeware roundup

Gizmo's - Best Free High Dynamic Range (HDR) Software

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HDR Tutorials Roundup
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Hi unknownVT, I have to differ with your conclusions. I`ve tried most of the HDR softwares and had come to the conclusion that photomatix was by far the best..........then I tried Mediachance Dynamic Photo and it`s a clear winner. It produces better results, has a better more intuitive interface, gives a good result when you make a pseudo HDR from one jpg. or RAW file and best of all it`s cheaper. (and no I don`t work for Mediachance.)
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Hi unknownVT, I have to differ with your conclusions. I`ve tried most of the HDR softwares and had come to the conclusion that photomatix was by far the best..........then I tried Mediachance Dynamic Photo and it`s a clear winner. It produces better results, has a better more intuitive interface, gives a good result when you make a pseudo HDR from one jpg. or RAW file and best of all it`s cheaper. (and no I don`t work for Mediachance.)
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Thanks for this! Gotta try it out. It has some pretty interesting features build-in.
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I too bought Mediachance's Dynamic Photo and have been very pleased with the ease of use and versatility.
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Some recent photomatix work:
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Just wondering?

Just wondering? I would guess that most of these pics are using the 3-5 different exposure stops in camera but someone said you could do this with one Raw pic, would anyone have a pic of it done this way?
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Some recent photomatix work:
Nice image! I hope to try some HDR software out soon and see what I can do with it...
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