Saturday, February 2, 2008

Its a HDR world

While doing my Saturday surfing I came across a great intro to HDR video over at PhotoWalkPro, Jeff does a excellent job explaining the first step to HDR glory in his first video tutorial. Over at CameraPorn there is a very detailed tutorial about how to do HDR without tonemapping.

There also seems to be a lot of haters when it comes to HDR, its amazing that with all of the methods there are, using such a simple tool to eekkk out what in most cases will be a unusable image is taking such a bad wrap. I say it again, I like it all! Does that mean I am printing them big and hanging them all over my house. No, but they are fun to look at. I guess I fall into a category that ALL art has a place. My favorite painting is a painted hand pressing on a piece of wood that my son did when he was 2. My bottom line on HDR. Fun to process and fun to look at, even if its just briefly = )

1 comment:

Mike said...

These are really useful Mike, thanks for posting.

The issue of "to HDR or not to HDR" falls into the can of worms that is the whole area of post processing. I have my own personal love and hate pp techniques, but I'm with you on this one. HDR and Tone Mapping seem a great way of rescuing certain images. I'm not sure I'd go as far as the surreal look that some HDR images have. That's just my personal preference though.