[ HDR : High Dynamic Range Photography is a post-processing technique that uses multiple images of the same scene shot at different shutter speeds to combine them all into a single photograph. The result is an image with the most amount of detail in both shadow and bright areas of the image, close to what the human eye would see ]
[ Wikipedia: high-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminancebetween the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wide dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight.
Yesterday I tried to do HDR photo. And I have to admit that I did it without enough basic knowledge. Basically I took one picture and made three layers out of it, one neutral and another two in higher and lower exposure. I combined all three and gave a little gaussian blur ( all in photoshop post editing, of course ) and voilà! Still far from perfect, but will do it better next time :-)
If any of you are interesting to learn more about HDR, here are some interesting links, to name but a few:
- mansurovs.com , a cool photographer web with a lot of tutorial and ( of course ) photos.
- www.stuckincustoms.com , another cool photographer web ( and the photographer himself is gorgeous ^ ^ ) with interesting tutorial and photos, as well.
- tutorialblog.org , clear tutorial, simple to understand. And again, cool photos.
Goodluck and happy reading!
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