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Acronym for High Dynamic Range photography - a method of combining multiple images with varying tonal ranges into a single image that shows a wider range of values (from dark to light) than can be captured in-camera in a single frame.

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How many stops are there between 1/4000 and 1" shutter speeds [duplicate]

I've taken a series of photos as a bracketed HDR, starting at 1/4000th of a second going up to 1 second. How many stops are there between those? How would you be able to tell? The aperture and ISO do ...
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Taking multiple shots in Nikon HDR mode

I understand that the HDR mode in Nikon works by taking 2 pictures (one overexposed, one underexposed and then merging (correct term?) together. But what if the scene has a variety of objects and ...
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Is “exposure fusion” different from HDR? [duplicate]

Is "exposure fusion" distinct from HDR compositing techniques, or is it essentially a marketing term for a specific HDR process. Or is it just a synonym for HDR? Or, to put this in "meta" terms, ...
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Is in-camera HDR and panorama better than post?

With adequate processing power it seems like in-camera HDR and panorama images would always be better than what could be composited in post, because: The camera can use inertial sensors to align the ...
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How does the iPhone 5s manage to take HDR photos at full-frame rate?

The iPhone 5s has a burst mode where it takes 10 photos per second. According to this review: Even HDR shooting doesn’t slow things down much, and there’s no waiting for the phone to digest a long ...
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HDR smartphone cameras: is it done in hardware or software?

Let's say I want to take the highest dynamic range pictures with a smartphone camera. Do I need to look for a specific sensor with better hardware for HDR photos, or find the best camera app because ...
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How to photograph a lightbulb?

I am trying to take a dramatic picture of a lit CFL with my 6-year-old Canon Powershot SD750 equipped with CHDK. It's pretty common simply to turn the exposure all the way down, but I wanted the whole ...
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Can I set up Canon 6D Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) to take more than 3 shots?

The AEB range on a 6D is -3 to +3 EV. I normally set up my my AEB to take 3 shots at -2,0,+2 or -2.5,0,+2.5. I used the results for exposure "safety", to create an HDR if candidate scene is ...
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How do I capture the moon and its surrounding context?

I wanted to photograph the full moon against a beautiful deep blue sky. I ended up with blown-out highlights of the moon: So I switched to spot metering and captured the moon, losing the blue sky ...
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Can I lock up the mirror in Canon 350D and shoot all three AEB points without mirror return?

A friend lent me his old Canon 350D (It has no Live View mode) so I can try a "real" camera before spending money on it. I want to play with HDR, and most of the articles I read say that you should ...
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Merge HDR using layers

I currently use Photoshop's merge to HDR pro but i don't always find that method very good. I wonder if there is a way to merge photos by using layers instead?
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Powershot G16: fast bracketing for handheld?

I want to be able to take handheld shots at night. Often these shots involve high-contrast scenes, where a sign or something will be lit much more brightly than the surrounding environment. I want to ...
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HDR with movement [duplicate]

I'm not new to photography (I have been doing it for some years) but I have been doing some HDR for the last couple of months. I have read How to Take HDR Photos of Moving Objects? and I am asking ...
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How can I get 5 bracketed exposures with a D90 for HDR without screwing around?

My D90 only brackets one exposure each + and - (3 total). Anyone doing HDR with a D90, or other limited camera, how do you get 5 exposures without a lot of screwing around? I really don't want to ...
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How to remove the halo created in HDR?

I use Oloneo HDRengine to process bracketed photos into HDR images. I am often left with a halo around objects against the background of the sky. If I am happy with the rest of the image, is there a ...
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What is the difference between Digital Blending & HDR technique

I have come across these techniques recently but can't see the point of doing one with a software and another manually with a photoshop tool. Basically what we are achieving is "expected" exposure for ...
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Is HDR more important on a phone camera than a standalone camera?

I've had good luck using my iPhone's HDR feature when I'm out without my digital camera (Nikon COOLPIX S630); I tend to take the kinds of pictures for which HDR is useful. The standalone camera ...
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Does there occur any filtering in making merge-to-HDR picture? [duplicate]

I have the interpretation simplistically that you can make this by taking two pictures of high dynamic range picture and low dynamic range picture, and then merging. This way the HDR-picture should be ...
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When to choose in-camera HDR mode versus Exposure Bracketing

My DSLR offers both a HDR mode and a exposure bracketing mode (which I can then post-process into HDR). Since I mostly shoot in RAW, HDR not usually not available but bracketing is. Therefore, I ...
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Is there an inverse function which will return an HDR picture to its original?

I want to return my original picture from an HDR-picture which I made with Adobe Photoshop CS6. Does an inverse function exist to do this? The HDR technique takes two pictures where there is more ...
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Is it possible to shoot moving water in HDR? [duplicate]

Static scenes are simple in HDr, but can we use it for scenes that contain moving water? (e.g. waterfall)
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Why not make HDR from a single RAW automatically?

My understanding is that a decent DSLR captures a wider dynamic range than any JPEG can represent. The entire range is recorded in the RAW file. The dynamic range is a property of every camera; it's ...
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Multiple exposures vs. adjusting exposure of single RAW?

For HDR, it's recommended to use auto exposure bracketing. However, an advantage of RAW is the ability to adjust exposure. Even Trey Ratcliff has said, "you can make a good HDR photo from a single ...
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Which workflow and processing to achieve Exposure-Fusion?

I know how to make HDR pictures, and I've seen a huge amount of HDR pictures. I dislike most of them. I heard about Exposure-Fusion, which seems to match my expectations. There is one photographer ...
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What's the difference (in practice) between Photoshop's “blend layers” and “merge HDR” features?

I'm trying to learn how to merge several images to fix blown-out backgrounds, but keep things as natural as possible. The HDR merge feature seems very unnatural vs the blend layers looks very ...
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How to shoot a shot with the moon and city skyline?

What is the best way to capture the moon with a city background? The moon is so bright that if I do long exposure to capture the city, the moon will be completely blown out into a white star. Is HDR ...
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Is it possible to take HDR-photos straight out of camera?

HDR is normally described as a post processing technique. I usually can't find time to do post-processing - thus I have turned out to favor SOOC-pictures ;-) My question is: Is it possible to create ...
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Develop Canon Raw images on Mac OSX via command line into mutliple tiffs for pseudo-HDR

What is the best way to convert on the command line a Canon raw file (CR2) into 2 or 3 differently exposed tiffs for HDR/tonmapping? I would like to use Apple's sips, but couldn't find anything to ...
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How to get this “Resident Evil” photo effect

Surfing on the Internet I found this amazing album by Jeff Lazell. I'm wondering how he got those tones and textures. I really like them. Any ideas of the techniques to produce those effects? ...
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What are the pros and cons of Canon 5D III / 6D HDR Mode Vs HDR using a computer + HDR software?

How well does the Canon 5D III / 6D HDR mode rate against other HDR modes? i.e. using a computer + HDR software?
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Good HDR programme wanted [duplicate]

I am looking for a good HDR programme to use on my apple computer, preferably a free programme but am prepared to pay if programme is worth it
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How do I set up my D7000 for auto-bracketed exposures with one shutter press?

I've read that it's possible to set up the Nikon D7000to take up to 3 successive shots with different exposures using Auto Bracketing. I've set the whole thing up on my camera, but when I press the ...
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Why I can only enable HDR in my Nikon P501's backlighting mode?

In my Nikon P501 I can only enable HDR on backlighting mode. Why? Normally I use this mode when the sun is on the back and I am taking a picture of person, so that both things, the sun and the person ...
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Is this photo taken using HDR or software processing?

This image has the look of one taken with the HDR technique, yet it is a live performance therefore would be extremely hard to do, as the subject would be moving around. I used photoshop, Gimp and HDR ...
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AEB on the Canon Rebel T2i

Hi I'm new to this whole HDR scene and I actually have a few questions regarding this. I was trying to take RAW photos with my camera set to AEB on -2, 0, and +2 exposure today with continuous shot ...
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How to do HDR with long exposure photos?

I've seen a lot of nice landscape photos on 500px that seem like there must be HDR or some process to blend in skies with the foreground, many also have long shutter speeds. Unless they are all using ...
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Why are my tone mapped images turning purple?

As I've been developing a few images into tone mapped images in Photomatix, some of the skies that were blue seem to be turning purple. I'm not quite sure why. I take 3 bracketed RAW images, which ...
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Is there somewhere I can download sample images to use for practicing HDR techniques?

I'm a student and I have a final project concerning 'tone mapping technique'. I have a simple question - is there a site where I can download the data base for an image HDR? For example as we can ...
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What is the cheapest method to perform HDR? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the free HDR programs available for download? I want to know the cheapest method to perform HDR with the cheapest non-professional camera. List of softwares.
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Time Exposures Greater Than 30 Seconds: How

What I'm looking for may not exist but I thought I'd ask here first. I know product recommendations are kind of verboten, but I'm coming up empty when I look on the Google. The goal is to accomplish ...
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Canon 5D Mark II, bracketed exposures with least number of steps to avoid camera shake?

I'm trying to devise a method where I can take more than just 3 bracketed exposures on the 5D Mark 2 while minimizing the steps to avoid moving or shaking the camera. This is my current procedure... ...
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How to automatically identify bracketed image sets among 100s of images?

I take a lot of photos. Quite many of those (cca 50%) are bracketed ones to create HDR images later. I would like to automatically identify the bracketed sets and move those to a separate folder for ...
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Using photoshop for night exposures with very high contrast

I am trying to obtain this effect during nightly shots: 1) A first capture with short exposure, potentially with very high ISO, to capture the stars as points. I'll later clean the noise. 2) A second ...
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Why do most cameras only support 3 frames of auto exposure bracketing?

Most digital cameras support only 3-frame AEB, why is this? I think AEB is a very important feature these days since there are many HDR hobby-photographers out there. So, I wonder if they really all ...
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Which cameras have built-in HDR?

When taking landscape photos, I often struggle with dynamic range. I have either a burned out skies or landscapes are too dark. Now I'm reading on Wikipedia that some cameras can take 3 pictures with ...
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How to Take HDR Photos of Moving Objects? [duplicate]

How do I take great HDR photos of moving objects? By moving objects, I mean cities with cars, ocean with moving water, malls with people moving by. I tried it on moving people and had noticeable ...
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Is the dynamic range affected by exposure time?

For a given scene, if I take 2 similar shots: short exposure time (maybe using higher aperture, higher ISO...) long exposure time (lower aperture or ISO) The goal is to have the shots with the ...
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When is HDR preferred to Active D-Lighting?

Could someone please explain the difference between the two? Are there cases where the one technique is more preferable over the other or a general rule of thumb?
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Lightroom 4.1 HDR (From other source than Photoshop)

I'm trying to use the new feature of lightroom 4.1 that allows us to edit 32bits floating point tif directly within Lightroom. The workflow seems easy enough when you have Photoshop but I do not. I ...
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RAW HDR with Photomatix dramatically different images in preview vs final

I am just getting into photography and HDR photography. I downloaded the trial of Photomatrix to test out some photos of pictures I took in Washington DC. For better or worse I decided to take RAW ...