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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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Looking for details on Dynamic Range vs ISO

I have been reading up on maximizing dynamic range of digital sensors in order to get a rich image and soft roll-offs. One thing that I cannot wrap my head around are the following concepts and the ...
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HDR creation on flashes without exposure information

There is a challenge to shoot HDR of a subject in a studio, but the problem is that the subject is illuminated with flashes that flash momentarily in complete darkness. Because of this, it is not ...
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Compact cameras with built in hdr?

I've had a Canon ELPH310 HS compact camera for a number of years and it has fit my needs adequately. I'm noticing that my non top of the line phone is now exceeding my camera in capabilities so I'd ...
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Recreate Canon In-Camera HDR with RAWs in Lightroom or Photoshop

as some of you might know, using the HDR mode with a canon camera results in three exposure bracketed RAW files after which the camera unavoidably creates a merged JPG on scene as well. To be fair, ...
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Why does HDR setting automatically turns OFF?

I am using Nikon D5600. At times I noticed this feature is disabled and sometimes it is enabled. When it is enabled and set to OFF, I enable it and capture a photo. When I recheck, it is set to OFF ...
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Best way to process an HDR image from JPEGs

I use an older digital camera for landscape images. It delivers very nice image quality - at least I like how it renders images. The point is that I cant take any RAW images. So when I shoot a sunset ...
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How to set optimal exposure times before creating HDR image?

I am going to take five photos and combine those into an HDR-image. How do I calculate/chose the optimal exposure times to create the best HDR-image? And how to chose number of images to use? I have ...
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HDR merge produce lackluster result

First of all, I must say that even thought I love photography, my skills are pretty bare. I've learnt to use lightroom auto toning feature and healing brush as well as managed a few layer merge from ...
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How do I create an HDR shot that avoids any highlight clipping?

I've taken three bracketed shots with a lot of contrast between the sky and the mountain valley below. Now I'm trying to create an HDR image which includes all the details from the clouds above ...
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How to batch produce HDR from RAW?

Is there any opensource command-line batch tool that more or less automatically creates basic HDR images? I got only a single .CR2 shot of each position. I already tried: ufraw and realized it's dead ...
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What software is recommended to do exposure fusion for real estate photography?

I have read that your can use exposure fusion in real estate photography to reduce overexposed windows. I would like to know which editing program is most suitable for this. I have experience as a ...
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Dynamic range of an HDR photo

I was wondering what is the dynamic range of an HDR photo if the bracketing was set at 2EV? (in F-stops)
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Things to look for in a camera to match cameraphone image quality

I have a 10-year old "upper-entry" level DSLR. I am considering upgrading to a new camera, but I am interested in knowing what sorts of things to look for that will allow it to match the image "...
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Why can't I turn on HDR on my Nikon DSLR? [closed]

There is something not allowing me to turn the HDR feature on, but I don’t know what it is.
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How to correctly calculate the Dynamic Range of an image

I'm trying to compare the dynamic range of a correctly exposed LDR picture with the dynamic range of the HDR image obtained with 3 LDR pictures. Right now I'm calculating the DR as: stops = log2(...
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Why does this smartphone picture show a “disconnected” body?

This picture was taken at the beach around 11 am in the morning , using Samsung J4 plus with its natural camera
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What is the optimal Resolution setting to send raw photo from Capture One to Aurora

I am trying to send a group of raw photo from Capture One to Aurora in order to create a HDR image. A dialog box pops up when I do so I think most options are ok except 'Resolution': I am not sure ...
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Fast, lossy compressed, 10 bit image format (Or 12 bit or 16 bit)

I'm looking for an image format to keep my photo archive. Currently I'm keeping compressed DNG + 80% quality JPG. JPG is useful because you can easily convert and manage, is small and is fast to read/...
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Is tone mapping automatically applied to RAW images?

At first I thought tone mapping was a thing for HDR images only used to "display" the dynamic range which our monitors can't show. Turns out that RAW images tend to have a high dynamic range too. So ...
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Automatically merge all HDR sequences in folder in Lightroom CC Classic

I've been shooting a lot of raw 3-exposure bracketed shots recently which I've been merging into HDR images in Lightroom Classic CC (Mac). I find the process of selecting 3 images, going into the ...
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How do you remove a halo from a sunset picture in Aurora HDR?

I'm trying to make an HDR picture from a sunset taken from a boat. Using the typical settings, I'm getting a sun that looks like this: How do I fix it?
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Matching color of HDR panorama

For normal images color checkers can be used to correct images that the color representation is euqual. How is it done with HDR images? How can color checker board measurements be included in the tone-...
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HDRI with ND Filter

When I take images for composing a HDR image later how can I use an ND-Filter. For example I capture 5 images whitout an Filter and then add for the 6 and 7 shot a 10 Stop ND-Filter how can I tell the ...
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What is a good intervalometer with bracketing options for Sony a6000?

I've been on the a6000 for a few years, and bracketing for HDR has been the hardest part of the whole camera because of the silly limitations Sony keeps insisting on leaving in place. Things like ...
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How to avoid these artifacts around cables in HDR?

As you can see in the first photo, there are many prominent artefacts around the overhead wires. The next screenshot shows a comparison between the reference photo (the one with the medium exposure)...
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Problems with AEB picture alignment

I just got a Canon G1X Mark II as a replacement for a broken Canon G12 and was moderately happy about it, until I started to use it for pretty much the same thing I did before: HDR via Auto Exposure ...
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Why is software-based manipulation of images frowned upon while hardware-based manipulation is acceptable?

In my previous question someone pointed out that unnatural HDR based toning will get more objections from the photography community than cropping. I personally feel that slight HDR based enhancements ...
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How to get clear tree branches when bracketing for HDR?

I have just started doing bracketing to shoot HDR photos in high contrast situations I am using a tool called Aurora HDR 2018 on OSX to combine three photo of different exposure to produce a final ...
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Why can't cameras perform HDR automatically, like smartphones? [duplicate]

I hope this isn't a stupid question. Smartphones have a HDR option, where you can take 1 shot and the smartphone then applies HDR. With a camera, you can't do (to the best of my knowledge) HDR with a ...
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ETTR vs LUT-based HDR

I just read about Exposing to the Right as a way to compensate for the way the dynamic range bracketing works. This roughly re-maps intensity values so that more "shades" of shadows are captured, but ...
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Does the Canon 800D (automatically) crop images made with in-camera HDR?

I made some HDR images with the Canon D800, and it seems that they are cropped relative to an image made without HDR (same view, shot from the same place). Does anyone have experience with this ...
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What is the cause of these hard transitions after HDR processing?

The images were taken with a Canon EOS 5Ds R. All 3 exposures (JPEG) were merged with easyHDR Pro. We have discovered that the original images have this artifact - in blue skies, hard transitions are ...
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HDR Panorama - Best workflow? [duplicate]

Still trying to wrap my head around panoramas. I am using bracketed RAW photos and have merged using lightroom. Now, it is best to pick a single image, colour correct it and sync the settings across ...
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Gray, banded sky in Luminance HDR output

I captured a scene with a crummy IP camera at -2, 0, +2 EV intending to join them into an HDR image: Image Gallery When I create a new HDR image with Luminance HDR 2.5.1., the exposure values are ...
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How does the first screen in Luminance HDR works?

I've been using Luminance HDR for a while and I managed to understand the effect of most of the tonemapping algorithms, but there's still a thing that I don't fully understand. When I finish the ...
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How can I measure a new high dynamic range image tone mapping operator for performance or image quality? [closed]

I made a new operator for tone mapping, and I need to know it's efficiency (image quality) compared with other tone mapping operators.
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Why isn't Photomatix working with RAW bracketed photos?

HELP!! Lately, Photomatix will only process a few out of many RAW bracketed interior photos from my real estate shoots. Why is this, and what can I do to fix this problem? I use a Nikon D5300 and ...
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What apps can fully load 32-bit floating point DNGs?

Lightroom Mobile's HDR feature produces a somewhat uncommon type of DNGs - 32-bit floating point ones. I tried loading one into Photoshop. I was presented with an Adobe Camera Raw window where I ...
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How do I figure out the number of shots and bracketing distance for HDR photos?

Let's say I want to take a picture from inside an office where both the room and the view outside the window are equally bright (e.g. like this). The easiest way to pull off that shot is to shoot a ...
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How does the shadows slider work in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom?

How does the shadows slider work in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom? Naively I would expect the shadows slider to affect a simple curves boost in the bottom left corner, but it's doing more than that. It ...
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HDR vs photo blending [duplicate]

Is there a difference between a photo taken using GND filters or applying exposure blending in PP and the HDR technique?
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How to quickly toggle HDR mode on D7200?

I know how to turn on/off HDR function on D7200 from menu, but I wonder if there is a quicker way to toggle this function.
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Can I adjust the HDR parameters in LightRoom?

I often take bracketed shots when I see that there is a very high dynamic in my composition, for example a cave in the rock in bright sunlight - the parts of the rock in the sun are very bright, and ...
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What causes this dark halo around the sun?

I took a series of photographs just before sunset, directly into what was a very weak, watery sun - barely made you squint to look at either with the naked eye or through the viewfinder. To the naked ...
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How do I shoot HDR portraits without the HDR glow effect?

Here's a frequent situation: I'm shooting a portrait outside in daylight and my subject is standing against a brightly lit background, such as a city panorama. My camera can perfectly capture either ...
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Is there any way to automate the process of taking HDR sequences?

I've recently bought a Canon 200D which has an integrated HDR mode and unfortunately it is quite disappointing: you cannot tune it in any way and the results can only be saved to a JPEG. I've been ...
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Do I need in-camera HDR if a camera can take RAW?

Comparing the Canon Powershots G3X vs. G5X, both can do RAW, but only the G5X can do HDR. My understanding is that I should be able to get all the effects of HDR with proper postprocessing of RAW ...
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What is this vignette coming from in my HDR compiled photo?

Compiled ±0 -3 +3 Sony a6000 + Rokinon 12mm f2.0 Lightroom CC Used Lightroom to do the compiling as well. At first I wondered if it was coming from the lens hood, but I think I have other photos ...
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HDR Help - Photoshop Cs5

I have made, with auto-bracketing, a set of 3 pictures of the moon to merge it with the HDR auto-merge function of Photoshop. The problem is that PS Cs5 is not being able to compensate the movement of ...
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Making selections by value threshold in gimp 2.9

Does anyone know how to make a selection by value in GIMP 2.9? I'm trying to "cut out" saturated stars (values of 64k) in an astrophotograph. "Select By Color" should be able to do it, but the ...

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