March 29th, 2008, 07:45 PM #41
Alright. That's the kinds of results I've been trying to get, but can't seem to home in on.
Mind posting the step-by-steps?
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March 30th, 2008, 10:31 AM #42
I pretty much followed the Stuck in Customs tutorial, though his quick pass over the tonemapping didn't do justice to the importance of it. That was where I found the good stuff that made the images work. Getting used to the controls is key. He is correct when he says there is no "right way" of doing the tonemapping, but I would add to that that there is also no easy way. But finally getting comfortable with the obscure control-set and the very minimal reference that came with it was a big help.
But I can not stress what I think is the most important part of HDR (he says in his all knowing "I've been doing this for two whole days" voice.)... Subject matter. I started thinking in terms of the Zone System, and when I did the results were almost always more favorable. When I saw this shot, I was able to identify with my eye almost every step in the Zone, even though the camera could only get 3 or 4 at a time regardless of exposure. But knowing the whole gamut was represented, I felt good about what my HRD results would be.
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March 31st, 2008, 04:48 AM #43
March 31st, 2008, 09:46 AM #44
I thought I'd attempt to steal back my own thread from PuckMonkey.
This photo has been replaced by some words. The photo was too ugly.
Here is a snake with two heads instead.
Anyhow, I'm certainly learning quite a bit playing around and from everyone's input here. Let's keep 'em coming.
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April 1st, 2008, 11:59 AM #47
I probably got lucky with this one, but with enough tweaking and sliding of sliders...
I think I'm getting closer. Friggin' work keeps getting in the way of my tinkering.
April 1st, 2008, 10:49 PM #48
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April 3rd, 2008, 05:46 PM #50
Wow, great stuff guys.
Now that I am back on my feet I have to get out there and snap some more pics.