HDR...?

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  1. dab_20

    dab_20 TPF Noob!

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    Wasn't sure where to post this exactly. I have been doing Photography for about a year and would like to start practicing HDR. The only thing is... I have no clue how to do it, what the steps are, or anything! Any helpful advice or maybe some links?
     
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    you need to search, people won't readily answer these questions any more...i do think having a stickied HDR thread wouldn't be a bad idea...
     
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    Here's a quick rundown, but yes, you'll have to research it on your own 'cause there's a lot to it. Basically, you need a tripod and a bracketing feature. Be sure that you bracket for shutter speed and NOT aperture. Changes to aperture will change your DOF. Take at least 3 bracketed shots at least 1EV step apart. Some will try to take more pics or greater EV steps, but I tend to see more noise that way. Then you need to either use photomatix or CS3. I'm not sure of the CS3 workflow, but photomatix offers a quicky online tutorial that'll get you going in no-time. Realize 2 things...you have to play with the settings to really see what's going on with the pics and that some pics just plain WON'T come out right!!
     
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    The things that slightly annoy me about these threads... Which i know.. its a forum.. people come here for information. But just googling HDR tutorials... or just HDR will get you a **** ton more info than what someone here could simply tell you.

    Generally if i just have a generic question, i go to google, if i have specific question, I hit the forums up.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/high-dynamic-range.htm
    http://www.popphoto.com/howto/3038/how-to-create-high-dynamic-range-images.html

    Simple "HDR" search in Google netted those.
     

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