1st HDR!!

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  1. RKW3

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    Well.. kinda. I just downloaded a trial of photomatix and I photoshopped one photo three different times to give me one dark photo, one normal, and one bright. Then I merged them together, messed with them severely, and WALAA!

    It may be crazy, and I did it in like 15 minutes, but what do ya think?! I'm just happy I actually made an HDR. (well, kinda ;-))


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    Please comment somehow!!! THANKS.
     
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    Not enough contrast in the original image. The whole tonal range was picked up by the sensor, HDR's work best with high contrast images where things are blown out and lost in shadows. That's where the benefit of it comes into play.
     
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    Well, the sky and the lines in the sand have benefitted from the treatment, I should say. I sometimes play with my RAW files (producing five different exposures) and my trial version of Photomatix, but I always ever only do so for fun, not in order to really create something good (would need to buy Photomatix for creating something GOOD, anyway, and I don't want to) ... and I get similar results and have fun with them.

    Since we have decided that using HDR on one's shots is a quite intense step towards graphic arts and away from the photo AS SUCH, the best place for this is the Graphic Program and Photo Gallery (since you used a Graphic Programme for the making of the HDR)... so I shall move the thread.
     
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    RKW3 TPF Noob!

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    Sw1tchFx, thanks for the advice about the contrast. I'll definitely keep that in mind.

    Also, thanks for your comments LaFoto.
     
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    Does the full version of Photomatix perform better than the trial version?
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, I don't know. I only ever went as far as playing with the free demo version. It's just that I would ASSUME it'd take you further and offer more (and leave out those watermarks!).
     
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    Newb alert...what's HDR? :blushing:
     
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    High Dynamic Range

    Fun note: the first picture on that page is downtown in the city I live in. :p
     
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    Also to create a HDR image you want differently exposed images not three photoshopped images. If your going to use one image to creat an HDR you'll need to use a RAW editing program to underexpose and overexpose one image into three. This technique is what is used in many HDR shots of people. In ther future when shooting use a tripod and continuous shooting combined with bracketing to take three photos one overexposed one underexposed and the other correctly exposed (or as close to it as you can get). That will give you the best results.
     
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    Thanks, I knew that though. I just came up with the idea to get an HDR program so I can make an HDR, but then I remembered I don't have three photographs that are the same with different exposures. So I just tried out my way.

    Soon enough I'll post up my first real one.
     

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