HDR?

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  1. Crosby

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    You take a few different exposures with different EV values (or different apertures works also i believe) of the same scene, then combining them in photoshop to get the best elements of each picture. This make for a really dramatic effect. What you can do is be able have a dark shadow be in full detail, while the sky and sun wont be blown out.

    Wiki search HDR, i think it has a good article.
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Eeek! na you dont want to do that or it will change the depth of field!
    But yes its all about using different exposures to combine to one image, there are a gazillion threads here about HDR, so the search tool is your friend.

    Also this sticky.
     
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    Sorry, something about that seemed wrong when i wrote that.

    What software does everyone use for HDR, i have yet to try it but only have elements and gimp.
     
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    I use photoshop CS2
     
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    your best bet is probably Photomatix. You can download a free trial which water marks your images, but you can see how it would work for you.
     
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    I use photomatix... I have the pro version, so, no watermarks for me.. its so easy to use... click a button, select the images press generate, BOOM your done (well, you have the option to change settings to make it look better)

    but photomatix is great
     
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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    After I google it, I found this site. It list about 13 software (Windows based) that can do the job. Price for the software, according to the site, is from "FREE" to $699. hum .. maybe I can give it a try and see :)
     
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    Thanks everyone. I have been searching so much stuff lately I should have searched HDR.

    Thanks again... that was an easy concept.
     
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    I use Dynamic-Photo HDR. It works pretty well for me.
     

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