H...D...R. what is it?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by thephotoroom, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. thephotoroom

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    So im kinda new here and I've seen what you folks are calling HDR shots,
    what is it, how can i do it, the colors and range are incredible.

    Enlighten me.

    thanks
     
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    If one does not know what HDR is, how is one to know it is not "beyond the basics"?

    I agree with searching. One should at least try to find an answer on one's own.
     
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    I'm so glad you posted this MrRodgers. I was trying to figure it out as well. I'm just glad you got yelled at and not me. :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
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    Mostly over done. If you give it a try, go to where you think it looks good and then back off two turns. ;)
     
  9. NateS

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    Because 1. The OP is a beginner regardless of what he is asking, and 2. 99% of anything that begins with "What is *insert subject matter*?" is a beginner question. Anything that is asking a question of not even knowing what it is is a beginner question.

    What is a antimatter is a beginner question even though it's a complex answer (if asked on a science forum).

    How do you think antimatter could be contained or harnessed... might be a more complex question.


    And I agree....everybody should learn to search for their answer before asking....chances are you'll find your answer more quickly. If you can't find it in a search, then create a new post about it.
     
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    Man.. do people not know how to figure stuff out on their own?

    If i can't figure something searching it on the Web... THEN i come to the forums..

    bunch of lazy people.. *sigh*
     
  11. thephotoroom

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    woah people, relax. I'm new to this yes.

    This is a website devoted to the development of a photographer right? I would asume a beginer photographer has a canon digital alph or a coolpix, and not a dslr, so i thought this was the right forum for my question. HDR as ive learned is an "Exposure method" is it not?

    The internet is a bunch of unverified information that anyone can put out there for anyone to read. Who am i to know if what im reading is fact or fiction? Thats why i signed up here.

    I dont have a lot of time with access to the intenet so i dont have hours to surf through articles and articles and pages of pages to find out a ton of info that i have to disect to find semi-truth on the matter, ehem antimatter.

    All i was hoping for was for someone who may have a link to a credible page that gives the basic explanation of what hdr is and how its done. If im still intrigued than yes, i would go to the library or work and sit infront of a monitor for a few hours and hack it out.

    more art less ego! ;)
     
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    I understand where you are coming from, but this same question gets old answering it when it's asked 20 times a week. You say you don't have a lot of time on the internet, but to learn about this hobby takes time.

    Also, most beginners on here have a DSLR and very few on here actually use a Point and Shoot as their main camera. The internet is full of bad info...I agree, but ThePhotoForum is not and we do have a search function on this site.....that's what people meant when they said to search. Literally 1-2 minutes of searching for "HDR" using this function would have yielded you an answer to your question explained 10 different ways.

    It's not the lack of searching by new members that gets me, it's the defensiveness they have when we tell them that searching on ThePhotoForum will yield them faster answers than a new thread on most of these common questions.

    Edit: And I'm not trying to be harsh to you at all and we love having new members on the forum (at least I know I do) because we all love looking at photographs taken by others.....just explaining how searching before posting helps the forum run more smoothly. I honestly still search for an answer to this day before posting a new thread and I've been on here for over a year.
     

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