Monday, February 9, 2015

HDR Photography

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography is a technique in photo editing that makes to photo more vibrant with detail and color. It makes your image have more of a character to it and creates more feeling to the viewer of the photo.  Its used to show the detail of the photo and color of a landscape to male the photo exposed in all areas of darkness. Personally I love taking HDR photos, It makes me feel like a real photographer and editor, I like once i find a good landscape, snap my photos and when i'm editing I can make the photo anything I want I can make it look like a painting and I can make it everything in the photo really detailed and bright and clear to see.

You create an HDR photo first by finding a location where there is minimal movement as possible, make sure you have a tripod to make sure your image is the exact same every time you take one of the seven photos you'll be taking at each different exposure, then set your exposure compensation to negative three then move to negative two then to negative one then to zero then one then two then three, after you have completed those steps get to a computer import your photos to the computer, then open photoshop, , go to file > automate > Merge to HDR , now select your seven photos from each exposure and make sure align photos is on then click ok. now you can choose what you want to make your HDR photo what you want.

The thought process that happens before I  take my HDR photos is, well first for my landscape I look at the potential shot I say is it "HDR worthy" , "Will it look good when I edit it" and "how will I position this shot ." Then I take the photos and if they turn out really good i'm done but if not i'll take another set of photos from a different angle and same goes for the experiment photo. When i'm editing I pick and choose the settings that i think look surreal. I really like doing HDR photos and editing them , I will definitely use these way more often now that I know how.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

22 comments:

  1. Complement: person is not surreal
    Criticism: No rule of thirds
    Complement: Word is placed in a creative spot

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  2. good place for the word
    no rule of thirds
    an awesome way of creation

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  3. nice background, no rule of third

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  4. Nice background!
    Rule of thirds, no and not surreal.
    You cant tell you cropped it, if it wasn't for the giant camera and no mirror ;w;

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  5. Nice creativity when you were taking your portrait.
    One thing you mighthave wanted to do is cut yourself out better and place yourself according to rule of thirds.
    Nice background too.

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  6. Compliment: The word's font is perfect!
    Criticism: The project's surrounding is different so it gives away the fact that he is not really there.
    Compliment: Word is placed right.

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  7. cool colors in the golden hour, obvius cut out, nice word

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  8. good backround
    not very good word
    good placement

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  10. I really like your landscape photo!
    One thing that could be better is your experiment, your face is covered.
    I also like the word you put for the text!:)

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  11. I like your background, it was really cool.
    It doesn't look surreal, and no rule of thirds.
    It is a very unique shot

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  12. nice landscape
    could of been more surreal
    nice job

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  13. Nice pic needs rule of thirds and the cutout edges don't look to good up close otherwise nice job

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  14. I really like your landscape photo!
    One thing that could be better is your experiment, your face is covered.
    I also like the word you put for the text!:)

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  15. I really love your background.
    I think you could've a different portrait of someone else.
    I really love how the golden hour makes you look like your glowing.

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  16. I really like your landscape
    the text could've been a different color
    nice job

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  17. Your landscape is breathtaking, dude! You might've wanted to make your portrait rule of thirds. Very surreal background, awesome job!

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  18. I love the way the landscape is surreal!
    You could've put the focal point (camera lens) more in the rule of thirds.
    I like the way you made the focal point the camera lens, not the eyes (creative)!!!! :p

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  19. I love the vibrance of the background.
    You should have moved the cut out on one of the rule of thirds.
    I like the shot you got.

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  20. I like your landscape
    Your face is covered by a camera
    I like how you kerned your word and made it go over your head.

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  21. Compliment:Great landscape especially how you took it during the "golden hour"
    Improvement: Moved the cut out and the words to the side so you wont block the :golden hour"
    Compliment: Great kerning with your words

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