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Pros & Cons to HDR in Landscapes


17 Apr 2008 8:13PM
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

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conrad e2
10 10.9k 116
17 Apr 2008 8:14PM
Quite. See your point. Smile
fauxtography e2
9 6.6k 36
17 Apr 2008 8:15PM
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17 Apr 2008 8:18PM
Thanks for the constructive input people lol
fauxtography e2
9 6.6k 36
17 Apr 2008 8:19PM

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
17 Apr 2008 8:22PM
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 e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 8:23PM
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 e2
10 10.9k 116
17 Apr 2008 8:27PM

Quote:I preferred your first post


I'll second that. Smile
17 Apr 2008 8:30PM
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 10 17.9k 8 Norway
17 Apr 2008 8:50PM

Quote:Pros & Cons to HDR in Landscapes


Why just 'Landscapes'?

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

Smile
17 Apr 2008 9:34PM
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.
User_Removed 7 172 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 9:38PM
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 e2
9 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 9:45PM
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
17 Apr 2008 9:48PM
Eh ???
andytvcams e2
12 10.4k United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 9:55PM

Quote:Eh ???


Dan is on the sauce again Wink

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