AAARRGGHH!!! New to HDR need help

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  1. PuppY_K1ck3R

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    Hey guys this time I decided to go the CS3 route instead of Photomatix pro since it would save me a full 100 bux.

    Here are my pics let me know what I need to improve on and such. I plan on not using photomatix in the future and just full on CS3.

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    HDR- I over did this i think looks to yellow to me.
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    I like them and think you did well using Photoshop. From my experience, photoshops HDR is hard to use compared to Photomatix. I tried it a few times and ended up using photomatix.

    The middle one is definately too yellow and the last one looks a bit yellow on my monitor.

    I really like the first though.
     
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    what for process are you using and how many images are you putting together; or are these tone mapped? Just wondering. I'd like to try this as well sometime.
     
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    I like the first one a lot, but the last two are too yellow as you mentioned. I really liked seeing the difference between the original and HDR image. The HDR really brings out the grass and sky. I love how in the last one you can see all the way down the hall in the HDR, but the original is completely white. Overall, very nice job.
     
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    This is the tutorial I used and Its strictly Photoshop. http://www.revellphotography.com/blog/?p=533

    U guys are more than welcome to post on this thread. With your results of this tutorial. Thx for all the comments and yes the last two are just too damn yellow. LOL
     
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    From what I have read, it seems HDR pictures are a touchy subject.

    Some like - some dislike
    Many beleive they are over done and used.

    One thing though, like any art, it really depends on what the artist (photographer) is going for. What was the end result that was sought after? Was it the yello grainy fake/painted look? or a just an Image that captured everything?

    I am very much still a noob, but this is my take on it.


    Example;
    Practicing and learning, I took a photo of my Moms house, the end result is what I wanted (mainly because it is what She wanted)
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    Agreed. It is a matter of opinion and taste. Some like it subtle and some way over done. Try photomatix it works well!
     
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    dslrchat I like the way the left side of the house turned out (bbq grill and wall) also the grass looks great.
     
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    here are my new revisions I've made today.

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    Are you using multiple exposures, or just trying to convert a single image? True HDR's are made up of multiple exposures which give you a full range of tonal detail.
     
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    they are all too yellow and just overly saturated and overly processed I think. As others have asked, are you actually using multiple exposures or just tone mapping one image? Because the point of HDR is to get the detail from the extreme highlights to the shadows, and like in your second one the sky is actually brighter than before.
     
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    yup im using auto bracketing and using 3 raw images. Photoshop wont let u do just one image unlike Photomatix which lets u off with one making a psuedo hdr pic. This is strictly photoshop im using. BTW, my bracketing -2 0 +2
     

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