Thursday, July 8, 2010

HDR Photography, Part 1 - Photography with Imre - Episode 25

Hey look! It's only three in the afternoon and I've just finished episode 25 on high dynamic range (HDR) photography. I've got a few thoughts to add to this episode, but duty calls so the supplemental post will have to wait another day or so. Nonetheless, enjoy the show! L8r.

2 comments:

  1. Hey, great video! I actually do HDR a different way (I referred to it as cheating the other day hahaha)

    I take one picture (normally exposed) in RAW format. I've got an Olympus E-500, and the RAW files store LOTS of data, photos are around 14MB each. I then take that one RAW photo, and pop it into lightroom, and create 5 different exposures from it (lightroom is great for reading the RAW files). Generally -1, -0.5, 0, 0.5, 1. I throw those shots (now .jpg) into photomatix pro, and create the HDR from there, playing with all the settings until I'm happy. Here are a few of my results, I made a little html page linking images off of my facebook, to save you some trouble:

    www.dafi.ca/HDR_examples.html

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  2. Sweet shots! They have a really neat atmospheric, artsy (in a very good way) feel to them; love the black and white bridge pic!

    I see what you mean now. RAW format will certainly give you an extra stop or two over JPEG and I've seen techniques where people stretch a single RAW file to get an HDR-like image, although your method gives you some more interesting results. Ha, I still have my old E-500 too. Thanks for sharing Sean!

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