HDR images

posted on 18th of march, 2010

Do you like HDR images? I think, it's young technic of photography and when somebody can use it, result is beautiful.

What is HDR exactly? Wikipedia tell us:
In image processing, computer graphics, and photography, 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.

The two main sources of HDR imagery are computer renderings and merging of multiple photographs, which in turn are known as low dynamic range (LDR) (also called standard dynamic range (SDR)) photographs.

Tone mapping techniques, which reduce overall contrast to facilitate display of HDR images on devices with lower dynamic range, can be applied to produce images with preserved or exaggerated local contrast for artistic effect. More...

If you want to try make HDR images, you have to be careful. Because you use 2 or 3 images and when you have noise or another artefact on image, they be multiply!

Comments (17)

Posted by Elimitchell on March 18, 2010
HDR is an interesting concept. Your HDR images are nice, but some people do extreme HDR that is extremely surreal and has lots of haloing, and ghosting, sometimes. I rarely like those images. I've seen HDR used very well, and I've seen many lousy HDR images. It can be a powerful tool if used right.
Posted by Afagundes on March 18, 2010
Bradcalkins, very nice image!

Gmargittai, what they say about noise I couldnt find in my images, even when using many images together, I still find lots of noise, so I rather get them piled on photoshop and paint on the masks, I get to results with the best quality and very low noise.
But, maybe I dont know very well how to use HDR software anyway.
Posted by Gmargittai on March 18, 2010
They say an HDR image is great when it does not cry out HDR from a distance. It has to be discrete. It has to help render the image as it should be rather than exaggerating it. But as they say each one with his/her own taste.
I am sometimes using HDR in my images. The main advantage I get from this is a better saturation and less noise. Why? Because by combining two images the random noise is decreased and also one uses the sensor closer to its median value where it is the best, Not too dark not too light.
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Posted by Creativei on March 18, 2010
I love this, just mastering this technique, it looks cool man,
Posted by Littledesire on March 18, 2010
Great images! I love HDR!
Posted by Sebikus on March 18, 2010
To Bradcalkins: it's amazing, it like me. great picture!
Posted by Linqong on March 18, 2010
Nice shots!
HDR images are beautiful!
Posted by Bradcalkins on March 18, 2010
This is about as close as I get to HDR:


I like the idea, but tend to like it less processed...
Posted by Goldution on March 18, 2010
Thks! I knew what is HDR in general, but never had a thought what HDR means specifically as abbreviation ))
Posted by Maczuga on March 18, 2010
Posted by Davulcu on March 18, 2010
I like HDR but do not use for Stock Photos. I rather to upload my photos with correct light and exposure and let the HDR choice to buyer.
Posted by Aginger on March 18, 2010
Well, to tell the truth, I don't like HDR images. I sometimes use this technique to remove too white or too dark parts of a photo (for example: https://www.dreamstime.com/lonely-woman-waiting-image11055697 -made from one raw with three exposure level), but I'm aware of using it so hardly....I don't like those graphic, not-real clouds...sorry.
Anyway, I'm not a Buyer ;)
Posted by Mani33 on March 18, 2010
Great results! ;)
Posted by Jonvitalija on March 18, 2010
wow I love that sky
Posted by Robertosch on March 18, 2010
Great images. Congrats.
Posted by Sebikus on March 18, 2010
Hi, Afagundes, yes you right. I think, it exists more way, how create HDR images and everybody can choose. I like more hyper realistic images or what looks like sci-fi (especialy dark sci-fi scene).
Posted by Afagundes on March 18, 2010
Hi, Sebikus, not only HDR tone mapped to LDR can be used to generate hyper realistic images like your two images at this blog, but also realistic images where the dynamic range exceeds the camera capability, like, say, in a washed sky day. Thats how I´ve been using it.
The hyper realistic look is cool too, though, and they look really nice on those two examples of yours.

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