2010-02-08

HDR – Its harder than it looks

I finally started wrapping my head around the concept of HDR photography.

According to Wikipedia:

high dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wider dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight.

Basically it means the pictures are more pretty than real life.

So these are my first 2 attempts… I have some more in the pipe but it takes some time to get them done… and time is something that seems to be lacking at the moment.

clicky the piccie to get the biggie:

HDR002 HDR001

What do you think?

Any Good?

Feedback peeps!

2 comments:

Boogly said...

They don't call you Bakadaruku for no reason do they?

HDR is, in two words VERY EASY. Anyone can do it, it's that easy.

Your shots above are ... not very good at all, and certainly don't look HDR.

Here's a guide for you, to get it right:

Step one:
Take a photo with the EV value on your camera set to 0

Step two:
Set the EV value two stops down. Take another photo

Step 3:
Set the EV value two stops up. Take another photo

Step 4:
Head into Photoshop. Select file>automate>merge to HDR

Step 5:
Click ok. You're done.

If you've taken a good photo composition-wise, light wise, camera settings wise and creative wise, you'll end up with a neat HDR picture.

Now, show us something better than the above. And by the way, it takes 5 minutes.

noi said...

The snowscape photography is very good,beautiful,clean