First try... HDR

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by CW Jones, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. CW Jones

    CW Jones TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    813
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    let me know what you think. Is there any potential here or no?

    first 3 are the 3 exposures I took.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    now the HDR.....

    [​IMG]
     
  2. CW Jones

    CW Jones TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    813
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    anyone want to edit and play with them... or show me what an HDR of this image should look like please feel free... just let me know and I can get you the full size images
     
  3. Sherman Banks

    Sherman Banks TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    871
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rain City
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    It looks like you did a good job of blending the 3, but this doesn't look like a real strong photo for an HDR. I think the final product looks a bit washed out too, not real vibrant like some HDR's look (maybe that's not what you were going for). If it were me, I would've shot from an angle that would allow more light to come through the underside of the bridge like the first arch, and got less of the trees but for what you're working with, it looks ok. What program are you using for this?
     
  4. CW Jones

    CW Jones TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    813
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    this was done on CS4 I believe, my friend is the one who actually did it as he has access to it at school and I haven't been able to. so he used CS4 lol I know how to do it as well. maybe I should have said that earlier? haha

    I agree that its not the best picture to do it with, but it was last night that I was browsing the site looking at the HDR shots and wanting to see what one of my images would look like done in HDR haha
     
  5. CW Jones

    CW Jones TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    813
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    o wow!!! thats impressive! is photomatrix a free one by any chance?? or cheap at least? haha
     
  6. CW Jones

    CW Jones TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    813
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    hmm they dont have a code you have to type in? I am sure I could have someone I know find it for me...
     
  7. Mgw189

    Mgw189 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Binghamton, NY
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    [​IMG]
     
  8. CW Jones

    CW Jones TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    813
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    wow you guys are good at these things!
     
  9. Mgw189

    Mgw189 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Binghamton, NY
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Photomatix does have a freeware version but it does watermark the images but it is still pretty fun to play with. It is also what I used to create my version. That and Gimp.
     
  10. Derek Zoolander

    Derek Zoolander TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    someone needs to post a tutorial on how to use photomatix. i never know what im adjusting and my HDRs never come out the way I hope they should. im always just guessing when im changing the settings because i have no idea what they and do whatever the preview tells me its doing is never what it comes out to in the end.
     
  11. Mgw189

    Mgw189 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Binghamton, NY
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Try searching YouTube I believe there are some good tutorials there for photomatix
     
  12. CW Jones

    CW Jones TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    813
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    how is photomatrix pro 2.5?

    a friend found me that, should be the full version too
     

Share This Page