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Pros & Cons to HDR in Landscapes

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shannron
shannron  897 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 - 8:13 PM

I would like to ask everyone what their views on HDR being used in Landscape Photography?

Do you feel it takes over from the use of Filters and Grads when used correctly or does it stick out like a sore thumb no matter who well the HDR is controlled.

All comments are greatly appreciated and will assist me in my research for my HNC Graded Unit which ironically is going to be based on Landscapes using HDR.

Thanks All
Shaz

Last Modified By shannron at 17 Apr 2008 - 8:16 PM
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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2008 - 8:14 PM

Quite. See your point. Smile

fauxtography
17 Apr 2008 - 8:15 PM

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shannron
shannron  897 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 - 8:18 PM

Thanks for the constructive input people lol

fauxtography
17 Apr 2008 - 8:19 PM


Quote: I would like to ask everyone what their views on HDR being used in Landscape Photography?

Do you feel it takes over from the use of Filters and Grads when used correctly or does it stick out like a sore thumb no matter who well the HDR is controlled.

All comments are greatly appreciated and will assist me in my research for my HNC Graded Unit which ironically is going to be based on Landscapes using HDR.

Thanks All
Shaz

I preferred your first post Wink Grin

Last Modified By fauxtography at 17 Apr 2008 - 8:19 PM
shannron
shannron  897 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 - 8:22 PM

lol, my keyboard is seriously screwed up tonight. For some reason it keeps jamming buttons blahhhh, not good when im trying to do college assignments, could be fun!

strawman
strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2008 - 8:23 PM

shaz, if you do a search, you may find that the HDR topic, has itself been overdone. like most things it can be subtle, but just like white balance and saturation, it is open to abuse

conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2008 - 8:27 PM


Quote: I preferred your first post

I'll second that. Smile

shannron
shannron  897 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 - 8:30 PM

Yes there are lots of posts on HDR but im interested in it from a photographers point of view. also its going to be used for my college work.

User_Removed
17 Apr 2008 - 8:50 PM


Quote: Pros & Cons to HDR in Landscapes

Why just 'Landscapes'?

HDR technology is just a tool... just use it wisely, sparingly and creatively.

Smile

Last Modified By User_Removed at 17 Apr 2008 - 8:50 PM
DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2008 - 9:34 PM

Hi Shaz,

From my experience HDR is more suited to interior shots with high dynamic range e.g. dark shadows and brightly lit windows. It may be me, but I've never managed to control HDR landscapes too well. Seems to me the sky too easily goes crazy ... grey clouds and halo artifacts.

So for landscapes I tend to take a couple of exposures and blend them manually in PS on separate layers with layer masks. For cathedral and church interiors I shoot multiple exposures and have good success with HDR. Never bought ND grads and don't feel the need for them.

Sorry for actually answering your question and not being a glib Wink

Dave.

Last Modified By DaveU at 17 Apr 2008 - 9:35 PM Helpful Post! This post was flagged as helpful
User_Removed
17 Apr 2008 - 9:38 PM

I have used HDR for landscapes and found it very useful, I think its all down to the post processing, you can go way over the top. I also have ND grads too, so best of both worlds.

Mark

culturedcanvas
17 Apr 2008 - 9:45 PM

Dave

how come youve decided not to be a glib ?

Are you unwell ..

HSR in landscape ... I'd NEVER do that! .. yeah as if ...

Dan

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2008 - 9:48 PM

Eh ???

andytvcams
andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 - 9:55 PM


Quote: Eh ???

Dan is on the sauce again Wink

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