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High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a technique of post-processing either one image or set of images taken under different exposures and later combining them. The wide dynamic range allows a human eye to see details between shadows and highlights or say to see a faint light as clear light . So when a subject is shot at different exposure levels and later combined to a single image , a beautiful HDR image is formed. Thus HDR images enable photographers to record a greater range of detail than a camera could capture in a single photo.
Take photos at different exposure levels and then import them using Photoshop automate feature –Merge to HDR Pro for processing. There are two types of HDR photos ,one is which i mentioned above by combining a subject, which is shot at different exposures and second type is produced by using softwares ,Photoshop effects and plugins such as Topaz,Redynamix etc.
If you are interested in HDR photography a basic set of tools can get you amazing results .
- First thing you need is a camera which can save images in RAW format other than lossy formats like JPEG as it introduces undesirable effects.If you are already into photography forget all other formats ,RAW image files are the best to produce fine transitions.A basic DSLR is a good start which also allow manual over and under exposure.
- A tripod is also a must if you like to get same shots at different exposures .
- Get familiar with software’s like Lightroom,Photomatrix and Photoshop plugins .
Here we have collected 12 Amazing HDR Photography Tutorials and Tips ,which can get you a good start in HDR photography.
HDR Photography Tutorials and Tips
Just a quick tip on how to create a HDR looking photo effect using Photoshop by making image adjustments and playing around with filters. The perfect tutorial for Photoshop beginners and even a great tutorial for a Photoshop expert.
In this HDR Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn how to make realistic looking HDR photo. Instead of Merge to HDR command used in many other Photoshop tutorials this one is about exposure blending through layers and masks.
This tutorial will show you some great techniques to achieve HDR effects. There are a lot of different techniques out there, here a specific filter called LucisArt is used. Soon there will be a new and better release called Lucis Pro.