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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 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. ...
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TV or AV bracketing for HDR imaging?

I have recently entered into the HDR world, and I'm a little confused. My new camera has bracketing features, 2 modes actually. One is TV bracketing and the other is AV bracketing. In other words, one ...
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How do I photograph moving subjects to allow good HDR processing?

I've started to experiment with HDR photography and would love to have a few shots of my family rendered via HDR. There's one problem - my family is human and they move, sometimes a LOT. How would ...
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What are the downsides to using iPhone for HDR?

HDR was added to the iPhone in IOS 4.1: Take great photos that capture a wider range of light intensity using the new high dynamic range (HDR) setting on iPhone 4, which automatically ...
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What issues are there with printing 32-bit HDR images?

What issues are there with printing 32-bit HDR images? Do printing companies simply convert them to 8-bit? Do some have printers with a wider gamut that can use additional color data? Is there a ...
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What's the best number of shots to combine to produce an HDR photo?

What's the optimal number of shots to produce a high dynamic range Does it vary from scene to scene? Do the capabilities or limitations of my camera factor in? Are there different HDR techniques ...
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What tools do you recommend for creating HDR images?

Ideally the tool should be easy to use able to work with images taken without a tripod (i.e. allow to align the images) free
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When should I use graduated ND filters and when should I use HDR processing?

I'd really like to stop blowing out the sky and/or underexposing the ground in my pictures. The traditional solution would be to use graduated ND filters, but taking multiple exposures and applying ...
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How can I get a good HDR image from a single RAW file?

I've heard that it's possible to create an HDR image from a single RAW file. (Obviously, it won't be as good as using multiple bracketed RAW files; I know that much.) Every time I try — using ...
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How can I stop my HDR shots looking so fake?

All my attempts at HDR come out looking remarkably fake, how can I reduce the halos effect?