It seems that just as with anything else when a FAD comes about it comes in with a force. For photographers, the latest fad is attempting to take High Dynamic Range photos AKA HDR. As I spend countless hours searching the web and various forums I see a trend. Everybody and their stinking mother want to shoot HDR. WHY??? Why do people not develop their own style anymore? Why do people want to create the same thing 1000s of people are trying to create? The sad reality of this new found trend is the lack of knowledge and ability needed to create a proper HDR image. I am not going to get into the technicalities of this type of photography as I do not shoot it. The reason I do not shoot HDR is out of spite for the masses of wanna be HDR photographers. I am not going to jump on that bandwagon which has swept photogs away by the masses. I think that people need to develop their own style. If you just have to shoot HDR because you think its cool then please research it out before you post a my first HDR, Please C&C. Because what happens is you take a picture in which HDR serves no purpose and then get mad when people point it out to you. Get off the wagon and get your own style. Flame me if you must. Tell me I am wrong. I dont mind. My point is simply that the best photogs in the world and history each had their own unique style and look and feel. If you ever want to take your photography to the next leave then you MUST develop your own style and look.