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HDR Gallery?


User_Removed 9 4.9k England
8 Jan 2008 11:49AM
Think it's time we had a HDR gallery or (Class of photography).

Simply to make comparisons between multi exposed blended images......and those that aren't.

Col

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lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 11:53AM
Well you can find a lot by an HDR tag search .

But is it a category like landscape/close up/glamour? I don't think so as its a technique rather than a subject.

Maybe it should be a checkbox people can filter the gallery on? I see it similar to the film, camera, lens options on the upload.
Sep 7 1.3k England
8 Jan 2008 11:54AM
Not a bad idea.HDR seems to be getting more popular .
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
8 Jan 2008 11:57AM
The several categories that HRD would already fall into, do we really need more choices Smile
User_Removed 9 4.9k England
8 Jan 2008 12:29PM

Quote:The several categories that HRD would already fall into, do we really need more choices

Yep..... The really well done HDRs are not easy to spot, they are not usually tagged as such neither.
They'll be a time when every camera has it inbuilt, like a layered sensor that gives a 4-5 stop exposure range combo.
Col
uggyy 9 2.1k 9 Scotland
8 Jan 2008 12:46PM
An option tag on the film/digital wouldn't be a bad idea but as said its a technique rather than a class of shot.

Tommy
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
8 Jan 2008 12:47PM

Quote:They'll be a time when every camera has it inbuilt


God, what a frightening thought....

I mean, as if the rash of badly-done HDRs we had to put with in the gallery last year weren't bad enough. Just think what horrors might be perpetrated when it's all automated. Actually, it's better not thought about. That way lies insanity. Wink
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
8 Jan 2008 12:53PM
well no - the camera will capture sufficient information for HDR, it'll not do cack handed tone mapping Smile

Looking forward to it myself - just think, no more black horizons from ND grads touching the tops of trees and buildings... .

That's why I like it - my Leeds series would never have worked "traditionally" with normal filters... .

many may argue that it didn't work with HDR but they can f*** off :-P
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 1:01PM
There are loads of badly done shots of all kinds in the galleries, HDR is just another technique which can be either badly or well done.

I am reasonably confident that my HDRs look right and the technique has allowed me to get shots where I would have really struggled with filters.

As to whether it needs another gallery category, I don't think so. I tag mine as HDR so a gallery search would work. Alternatively, as has been suggested, it could be another filter option fed by a tick box.

Ian
8 Jan 2008 1:05PM
Yup, the HDR bit is pretty much automatic and just produces a single image file which captures a greater dynamic range than you could ever get with a single exposure. It's the tone-mapping that makes or breaks the final image. Done subtly you'll probably never tell. Done "badly" and you've got a cartoon. Not sure that we need a separate HDR gallery though.
randomrubble 10 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 1:18PM

Quote:the rash of badly-done HDRs we had to put with in the gallery last year


Was that partly down to the software?

I think Photomatix is now a much more usable programme than it was a year ago. I've just used the latest version and, after dropping it last year because of the weird overcooked colors, have for the first time got a result that both gives me someting I couldn't get easily in photoshop and is actually pleasing to my eye.
uggyy 9 2.1k 9 Scotland
8 Jan 2008 1:22PM
I think it was also down to style and what people thought would look good, which wasnt to everyones taste.

I still see people who have an aversion to HDR as if its cheating or something, which cracks me up Smile. Its just another tool in the bag to me.

Tommy
Thehammer 7 61
8 Jan 2008 1:55PM
Dont think its cheating but guess it saves time if you cant stick around all day for the right light if your doing landscapes and not worried about the lack of soul....
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 2:02PM

Quote:Dont think its cheating but guess it saves time if you cant stick around all day for the right light if your doing landscapes and not worried about the lack of soul....
Do you feel the same about grad filters. Both are used to obtain greater dynamic range.

but I have to say I am happier using the grads, at the moment.
theorderingone 10 2.4k United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 2:03PM

Quote:Dont think its cheating but guess it saves time if you cant stick around all day for the right light if your doing landscapes and not worried about the lack of soul....


I would've thought the right light would benefit a HDR image also?

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