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#1 DigitalDarrell

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:52 PM

HDR or High Dynamic Range photography allows one to combine multiple exposures of a static image, with a varying range of normal, under, and overexposure, so that the final combined image has more light range than any other type of photography can provide.

Here is a sample 5-exposure HDR shot with 1-stop of exposure between each frame and then combined in Photoshop CS2. Notice the shadow detail on the front porch, and in the woods behind the cabin:

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When processed correctly, this image style can look normal, but can also provide extreme dynamic range. Or, one can create some very unusual images, with a unique HDR look.

Let's discuss, with gusto, this excellent technique!
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:59 PM

Thanks DD, Looking forward to learning about HDR!
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:09 PM

Awesome presentation Darrell. Thanks for bringing this area in and I look forward to seeing and contributing to it. All the best.
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:46 PM

First attempt at HDR- camera did not function? I thought I set it to take 3 shots at different exposures but all 3 came out with the same exposure, all handheld. As soon as my paypal recieves my fund transfer I am ordering DD's book so I can get the settings right! Attached File  HDR2.jpg   205.83KB   1 downloads
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 01:35 AM

Stan, did you know that if you shoot RAW images, you can create multiple exposures of the original image in NX or PS? Change the exposure to -2, then save as, -1, then save as, etc. etc. till you have 5 images (more or less is choice). These can then be used as a set to create an HDR image. Gary
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:52 AM

This is a good forum group. I love the HDR technology.

Here's a (tripod-free) shot of St. Paul's in London from the bank of the Thames one evening last weekend. The light was not good, but the shot came out not too bad (I think):

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Using my "standard" 18-70 lens.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:01 AM

Yes, I like this shot. My only recommendation would be to crop out the crane in the background on the right side. Is this a true HDR?

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:10 AM

Hello Dodge, I like your shot and also your composition. Hand held shots like this are hard and require lots of attention to detail while shooting. I also have the 18-70mm kit lens and it never lets me down. I believe it is one of the best kit lens ever made. Thanks for sharing this one with me.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 03:53 AM

Thanks for the comments, guys. Yes, it is a true HDR (3 shots, +/- 2.0 EV steps). Sometimes, the low light ones look a little wintry... The crane could indeed have been removed, but it does represent London as a mixture of the old and the new (and soon-to-be).
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:52 PM

very good shots just trying HDR for the first time with my D300 but found photomatix will not process raw files help please

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 02:23 PM

What release are you on?

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 01:44 PM

What release are you on?



Dennes Photomatix pro 2.4

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 03:23 PM

Dennes Photomatix pro 2.4

thanks graham


I went to photomatrix web site (http://www.hdrsoft.com) to look up the raw formats that it supports, looks like the D300 is supported in version
2.5.4. The current level right now is 3.2.6. There is a note that version 3.2 is still a free upgrade to version 2.x. So it might be a simple upgrade to the new version to get the D300 raw file support.

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 04:27 PM

I went to photomatrix web site (http://www.hdrsoft.com) to look up the raw formats that it supports, looks like the D300 is supported in version
2.5.4. The current level right now is 3.2.6. There is a note that version 3.2 is still a free upgrade to version 2.x. So it might be a simple upgrade to the new version to get the D300 raw file support.


cheers Dennis will take a look

graham




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