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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014708 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 1:10 PM

That sounds pretty cool for the interior photographer type - Steve Kershaw may be interested in that, he strobes living rooms (see the off camera flash thread) so if you've got limited flashes you could just move them around bit by bit and get the coverage you need.


If anyone's got the time, inclination and relevent product keys, it'd be good to see a HDR scene done in each of the above programs and see what differences you get - get an idea of speed of use, ease of use, whether the results look like toytown or the real thing AND how easy it is to get something looking real... e.g. "Details Enhancer" in photomatix is a pig get a decent result with, "Tone Compressor" is a lot easier and "Exposure Fusion" is very easy.

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discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93443 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 1:10 PM

Not seen it before, but I can see it being really useful for interior architectural shots, or complex light painting projects Smile

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014708 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 1:21 PM

also, if you needed lots of light for something like a car photo, you could bung your flashes togehter to get a stop more light, then move them around the car, taking more shots as you go - then use relight to get full coverage...

that's a mini project for me this weekend sorted Wink

anyone got a decent car for me to shoot?

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318430 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 1:23 PM


Quote: That sounds pretty cool for the interior photographer type

Yes I'm mentioning this in the review. They could set up a balanced shot and adjust the balance later. I didn't think of the flash aspect though. That could also work really well because you'd just need to take one shot with the flash in one position, then shoot again with it in the second position and repeat for a total of six. And then you can not only adjust the brightness of each flash region but the colour too so the gel process could be don later and varied. Might have to go out tonight with my flash!

chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 3:20 PM

-dsc0843-39-40-41-42-tonemapped-copy.jpg
This one was processed with Photomatix & tonemapped using details enhancer.

epz-copy.jpg
This one done with Oloneo PhotoEngine.

Both taken into P/S & finished with a curves adjustment & minimal sharpening for the web.
I must admit,I prefer the colour & tones in the Oloneo processed image.

I haven't got all the other programs .....else I would have done the lot Wink

A difficult scene to process with all that glass but I think the second one looks more like the shop as I remember it Wink

Last Modified By chase at 16 Jul 2010 - 3:22 PM
ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014708 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 3:39 PM

yeah - it does look better

I used to get fed up of things looking really faded and blue with Details Enhancer - look at the colour of the wood on the RHS cabinet in the 2 shots - rich brown in the lower one, blueish hues entering with the top one

that's why many of my shots ended up being processed as monos, or with just yellows showing, or just strange colours - trying to avoid those quirks of Details Enhancer

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73802 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 5:16 PM

The Picturenaut looks interesting as its opensource. Some of the results look pretty good..

RipleyExile
16 Jul 2010 - 9:25 PM

Picturenaut gives some very good results. Very close to Photomatix regarding detial and good colours and what I have been using up to now.

Last Modified By RipleyExile at 16 Jul 2010 - 9:27 PM
looboss
looboss  73124 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 11:32 PM

Downloaded it and it wont install ?? Sad

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014708 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 11:49 PM

here's a Oloneo HDR

most of the va va voom of the shot came from Nic Software, but the HDR processing was from Oloneo-mg-1896-hdr2.jpg

Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 12:01 AM

So maybe you could post the image without the "va va voom" and just show the HDR processing from Oloneo?

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014708 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 12:05 AM

.....it doen't exist, I saved the va-va-voom one over the top, but I have others... hang on a sec

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014708 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 12:09 AM

here's one

just 3 RAW files put through the mill

and here's the result, bunnies and all

-mg-1821-hdr.jpg

Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 12:09 AM

And there's a lesson to us all - save your versions, composites, experiments, etc. because someday, someone will ask you for it...and they might even want to pay for it.

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014708 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 12:22 AM

well I've still got the raws.... Wink

I could recreate for Wink

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