March 24th, 2008, 08:14 AM #1
I'm sure that this might have been touched on in the DSLR thread, but I've been interested in this new fangled HDR thing. (New to me, at least)
I've googled and gotten a couple of tutorial type things and attempted a couple of images which didn't turn out much differently than the original.
I'm using Photoshop CS2 and the merge to HDR function and then tweaking after the downconvert from 32bit to 16bit. I don't have Photomatix, although a lot of the tutorials tie that in for tone mapping purposes.
I guess my question beyond the technical aspects of building the HDR image, what TYPE of image do those of you who shoot for HDR look for.
Most of the stuff I've seen online involve clouds. I've got to believe that you can do a pretty good HDR without clouds. Should I be shooting a wide range of color? Tone? What?
And yes, I know you should bracket shots, at least 3. I've got that part down, it's just subject matter that I'm having trouble with. (And time to shoot good HDR shots.)
When I get more time, I'll try to post the couple of first attempts for any advice.
March 24th, 2008, 08:46 AM #2
Since HDR stahds for high dynamic range you are looking for things that you could never capture on film because they have a lot of detail in the highs (whites) and lows (blacks) that you can bring out with the HDR. Clouds are good because they run the gamut of tones from black to white with lot of detail in all of the areas. Also you can hov little or no movement of anything in the picture or it will be blurred.
Here is an HDR that worked because it picked up the details in the dark bricks and also the whites of the clouds.
March 24th, 2008, 09:21 AM #3
Rinkrat or flyboeingjets - any recommended tutorials for HDR Photography?
March 24th, 2008, 11:54 AM #4
FBJ sent this tutorial out in the DSLR thread...
Originally Posted by ianmonsta
you can check the last 10 pages or so of the thread for a TON on HDR.
Here is the link:
Stuck In Customs » HDR Tutorial - New and Improved for 2008!
March 24th, 2008, 12:47 PM #5
March 24th, 2008, 12:54 PM #6
ok this is kind of a dumb question but ive never used auto bracketing on my Canon EOS 350D and i actually have no clue how to set it up & cant find any help from googling.... so any help?
March 24th, 2008, 01:33 PM #7
Go to the Canon site and search the Support section for a downloadable copy of your camera's manual.
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.
March 24th, 2008, 01:57 PM #8
duh, got it thanks! gonna try my hand at this HDR thing
March 24th, 2008, 02:50 PM #9
FBJ -- aren't you a mod now? Can't you merge?
March 24th, 2008, 03:42 PM #10
Do we want to merge it or just stickie it below that main DSLR thread? Just a thought.
Originally Posted by HeShootsNScores