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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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Photo is not as crisp as expected

During my experiments with HDR photography, I was intending to get some really great landscape shots and I was able to capture this picture. However, I was expecting it to turn out a bit crisper than ...
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How to make a landscape photo like Stanislav Perov?

I am a beginner in photography. Could some one explain how to make this photo? There are some things that I would like to know: what camera, lens(es) (eg shall I do it on crop camera, wide ...
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How do I avoid white color in the sky near my subject with HDR photos?

I have created a HDR image from a single raw file. The way I have created it was Open the RAW file in Photoshop camera raw. Do some adjustments like enhancing the color, cropping etc. Exporting the ...
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How does exposure fusion work?

I understand that "exposure fusion" is a method for combining different exposures into a single image. How exactly does it work, and how is it related to HDR?
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How can I make HDR images without the cartoon look?

I am processing some photos intended to show HDR and I mainly want to bring out all the tones of a scene, which is why I took three bracketed shots to begin with. But pushing the detail pretty ...
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How to take HDR photos?

I have a Sony DSC-H10. I recently learned why good pictures look so good -- their high dynamic range. Is it possible (and if so, how) for me to take high-dynamic-range photos of scenes, perhaps ...
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What metering mode should be used for an HDR shot?

Maybe I'm over thinking this, but I think evaluative is the best being that it would give you the "best" balance of light across the scene. Is it dependent on the scene/mood at the time like a ...
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Does using a different lens affect the dynamic range for HDR post-processing?

I am a bit new to HDR photography and lately I have been trying to carry out the post-processing with Photomatrix. After many trails and errors, I am still unable to get the effect that many other HDR ...
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What Tone mapping settings to go for in HDR Post-processing?

I have just recently started discovering the HDR side of photography and after seeing some really beautiful pictures, I decided to get the tools and perform it myself. While trying to post-process my ...
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Can the Nikon D700 do automatic bracketing by aperture?

I shoot on a Canon, but I have a special "assignment" tomorrow where I'll have to shoot on a Nikon D700. I'm completely new to Nikons... so I pretty much have 12 hours to get familiarized with it. ...
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How to take faster HDR shots with a Nikon D7000?

I was experimenting with HDR photography with my Nikon D7000. I consulted an article on how to do it and the results look great. However, the settings on the Nikon seem to allow for a minimum of 1 ...
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How can I get extended bracketing on a Canon 40D?

I shoot HDR with a Canon 40D. I often use more than 3 RAW exposures, which is a hassle on the 40D since the auto bracketing only supports 3 exposures. I'm aware of the CHDK project, but it doesn't ...
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How do I avoid so much noise in this HDR image?

I rarely attempt HDR shots at night, and maybe that is my flaw with this shot, but I was wondering why this image produces so much noise after HDR conversion. Of course after Photomatix I was going ...
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How does automatic HDR software work?

An HDR image is the combined image of varied exposures that give good detail of the subject in the photograph. How does HDR software know what part of the images to blend? Manually, we know by ...
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How can I salvage an HDR image from non-optimal source images?

During a recent wedding, I took a number of shots with my Nikon D90 at different exposures, hoping to merge them into HDR pictures. However, it was done in a hurry, i.e. with no auto-bracketing or ...
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Why is the Alignment step necessary in HDR?

A basic step in HDR (I guess) is aligning the bracketed images together, but what I don't understand is why we need this step. The images are all the same, since they were taken from the same location ...
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How do I get such clear and detailed pictures like Aurelie Curie?

Often times I'm looking around and I find images that just seem to have this great balance and exposure to them that gives them such a stunning look. I always wonder why I can never get similar ...
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What free software can batch process HDR images?

I am looking for free software that is able to batch-process HDR images. I used a +2,-2 bracketing on my camera (so I have 3 pics taken for each position). I'm trying to create panoramic images, so I ...
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How do I merge bracketed files together into an HDR image on a Mac?

I'm looking for software in order to put files from bracketing together under Lion and create HDR image.
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Is there an HDR Equivalent of AutoStitch?

Is there a software that you give it a bunch of images and you get out a tone-mapped HDR image out of it automatically? I mean without having to know about white-points and different tone-mapping, ...
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How can I manually make a exposure sequence for HDR, without automatic exposure bracketing?

I have Sony a580, which offers an HDR feature, but not with the raw image type. The only thing they offer with raw choice is exposure bracketing, but you can only choose 3 images with 0.3 EV or 0.7 ...
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How to get really clean almost HDR images in night time (see example)

Browsing through Behance network. I was wondering how this guy got such clean (no noise, no ghosting apart from the clouds) Night shots and some of them almost look like night time HDR. I'm thinking ...
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Can exposure be bracketed by many sensor readouts during single exposure?

I am getting into some HDR photography and was thinking of a new ways that camera manufactures could help us in capturing HDR pictures. Say you want to capture three image and you have a constant ...
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How do pseudo or fake HDR programs like Photomatix work?

There are a few programs that can produce HDR-like results from only one input image. How do these work?
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What camera priority mode should I use for HDR photos?

I believe the best way to get HDR shots is by using the Av mode, so the depth of field is consistent across 2-3 images. Should I be switching to manual mode and changing the shutter speed with a ...
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How do I shoot massive bonfire in order to produce an HDR image?

I am looking for advice on how to shoot a massive bonfire to produce an HDR image. My school has a massive bonfire every year for homecoming — it is 30+ ft. tall. I have been shooting and HDRing my ...
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When shooting HDR, is it better to use RAW images or jpgs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I convert RAW to jpeg before making an HDR? I just recently started shooting HDR images, and I like the effect when it's done right. I was just wondering, when I ...
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HDR/ADL/Multiple exposure/Auto bracketing(AE,WB,ADL) - I got confused

What are the main differences between these: HDR ( High Dynamic Range ) ADL (Active D-Lighting ) Multiple exposure Automatic Bracketing ( AE, White Balance, Active D-Lighting ) They look pretty ...
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How can I handle two extremely different brightnesses in the same picture?

I am the fresh owner of my first DSLR (a Canon EOS 600D, as far as I know called Rebel T3i in the USA). I'm a total newbie, and the camera is a lot smarter than me most of the time. But I'm trying to ...
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How does one get these HDR effects?

While I'm not a big fan of HDR images that hase been pushed over-the-top, I must admit that most of the images found on this Flickr site strike a good balance between very vivid colors and a "natural" ...
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Can you clarify a better workflow for bracketed exposure HDR 360-panoramas?

After reading the thread about HDR Panorama workflow I was a bit confused. I need some help with clarification. In my current workflow I have to edit the nadir shot(s) using The GIMP. I do my best to ...
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Are Intervalometers different for standard Time-Lapse and HDR Time-Lapse

I am a Nikon D90 user and fairly new to photography. I am considering purchasing a wired remote shutter release as intervalometer for taking time-lapses. However since I'm also a fan of HDR, it will ...
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What Budget DSLR has bracketing modes?

I need recommendations on entry level budget DSLRs with plenty of bracketing modes (exposure, F-stops, etc for HDR and DOF shots). I am in Germany and am willing to spend upto €600. The brand doesn't ...
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HDR then Panorama, or Panorama then HDR?

When creating a panorama for a scene of huge dynamic range, intuitively I always merge exposure brackets to HDR and tone-map them and then stitch the resulting images into a panorama. My intuition ...
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Should I convert RAW to jpeg before making an HDR?

I've been going back and forth with this. I've been looking more into working with some HDR to just get a feel for the process. I have a 500D and I'm using exposure bracketing to take 3 shots. 0, -2, ...
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In-Camera Bracketing vs Exposure Correction in DPP

Is there any difference in images produced using in-camera bracketing (-2,0,+2) and images produced using exposure correction (-2,0,+2) from RAW images in DPP? I'll be traveling tomorrow to a place ...
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Is there a Photoshop filter for extracting and merging details from bracketed photos?

Here is an example of a bracketed photo with a range of detail on both ends of the exposure spectrum: My question is: is there a filter (likely in Photoshop) that can take a set of bracketed photos ...
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Interior/architecture lighting solutions?

One of the main problems when taking photo of interior is how to handle outdoor light, or to be more precise, how to handle outdoor light which is showing up in frame. Ideal time for taking photo ...
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What are the free HDR programs available for download?

Currently, I am using Photoshop Elements 9 and there are no HDR features in it (other than the Photomerge Exposure tool which can combine two pics - mini HDR function). Photoshop CS5 is way too ...
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Can I combine two photos to get a good image of a non-full moon?

Is there a good combo of longer exposure and shorter exposure that I can use to get two photos of the moon that I can then combine to show the sun-lit side and the earth-lit side together so I have ...
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What is tone mapping? How does it relate to HDR?

Whenever I read / hear about HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, someone usually says something along the lines of "Actually, you're talking about tone mapping, not HDR." Please can someone ...
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What is HDR photography?

What is HDR photography, and when might it be useful?
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HDR Beginners Help : Photoshop CS5

I am just leaning HDR in Photoshop CS5, can anyone recommend some good tutorials?
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Can I manually align photos for HDR?

Can I manual align photos for HDR? Photoshop CS5 Edit: Sorry about the vague question. I have 3 photos that I want to merge to HDR. The photos are not aligning properly in when I go File > Automate ...
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What are the better HDR software apps for the mac?

I am thinking about doing some more HDR photos and thinking about the software side. I have CS5 but have never been happy about the speed or the quality of the final images. I have heard about ...
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Can I get a cheap Tripod (<$75) for basic HDR / panorama photos?

I'm a very amateur photographer who enjoys taking HDR and Panorama photos. My biggest problem right now is that I don't have a tripod. Many will tell me $75 is too cheap for a tripod, but I really ...
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Making HDR from D40 RAW files

1) There are enough details in the RAW files made by D40? (for one file HDR) 2) Is there a setting that I should consider when shooting raw files for HDR? Thank you :)
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Inverted Beam-Splitter?

Beam-splitters are used for 3D/stereo photography. Many kits are available for many types of DSLRs. I want a kind of Inverted-Beam-Splitter, so that I can give the same point-of-view to 2 different ...
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Is there always a way to capture all the light ranges to get good HDR images?

Let me explain the question. I've been making a lot of HDR photos, most of them in places where the difference between darker and lighter zones is no to big, and the transition from one zone to other ...
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What software should I use for HDR processing on Linux?

So far, I've tried software like luminance, bracket and fotoxx. While bracket is very fast to make the openEXR images, luminance is good with tonemapping tools, but I'd like to try some more options. ...