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HDR is dead!


whipspeed 16 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
30 May 2015 1:23PM
Not really Andrew, it's more of a want than need Smile these are all using the 17-40mm and correcting where needed in photoshop. This house wasn't too bad as the rooms are really big.
I spent hours here, went out at night one time to get it lit up from the inside.

I've also just been on the web and another agent are using some of them! Bloody cheek. I've sent them an email.
arhb 13 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
30 May 2015 1:33PM
I guess that just having the option to use a lower or higher perspective with tilt/shift also allows you to be more creative, and fill an image with a shot rather than crop out unwanted area.
Below are 3 interior shots I did for an architect quite recently, which are all 5 stop HDR images.
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I did try using lighting on the lounge image but feel I don't have the lighting really dialled yet, so reverted to HDR.
whipspeed 16 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
30 May 2015 1:38PM
No that is lovely, especially that ceiling in the living room, where is the house? The shots have come out so well.

I've just spotted mine being used by another agent, so have emailed the cheeky sods.
arhb 13 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
30 May 2015 1:46PM
Take down notice or else!

The house is between Elstead and Farnham - here's a shot of the exterior:
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I'm still using PS for HDR, which is pretty good for 95 percent of what I put in, but occasionally it blends a strange one!
Is there anything particlarly worth buying for doing commercial quality HDR?
whipspeed 16 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
30 May 2015 1:52PM
Now that is lovely. It sits so well in the grounds. So many places now are built without the space to breath.

I shall see what the agent says to my email. The clients had some images for "personal use" & they've obviously slipped them some.
arhb 13 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
30 May 2015 1:57PM
The brief was to show the contoured landscape as much as possible with the house.
Any advice on a good HDR program - better than photoshop version?
whipspeed 16 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
30 May 2015 2:02PM
I've been using the NIK Effex HDR programme, I find it easy to use and there are enough sliders etc to be able to achieve the effect I want, rather than a preset.
andybebbs 13 634 1 England
1 Jun 2015 9:50AM
Love hdr so not dead for me.
Andy
ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
3 Jun 2015 11:57PM
I shot this one for HDR - 3 or 5 brackets, I can't remember

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This is actually just one of the exposures - again, can't remember, probably one of the underexposed shots. Just surprised again how much more the new cameras give over, say, the original 5D.

I still shoot lots of HDR - don't get me wrong... it's a thing I teach, preach and earn money from.

Just wondering when we'll get a sensor where you can get noiseless darks which you can extract oodles of info from... it ain't the 5D3, but it's pretty impressive
whipspeed 16 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2015 7:17AM
It is amazing what detail you can bring out, but as you say, noiseless darks would be good.

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