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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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What is HDR photography?

What is HDR photography, and when might it be useful?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...