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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 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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How to photograph someone sitting next to a lit table lamp?

My subject was sitting next to a lit table lamp casting a dramatic yellowish tint on part of my subject's face. Loving the mix of light and shadow, I went ahead to photograph it with my Nikon D5300 ...
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How to increase the dynamic range for a landscape photo without post-processing?

I like to take landscape photographs, during the golden hour. I always try to get high dynamic range so as to get the foreground and background proportionally highlighted, but I fail miserably (I use ...
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Filling shadow when bright object present

I took this picture the other day and of course not satisfied with the subject being so underexposed. If I used flash (off-camera with bounce card, perhaps), I imagine, that poster would reflect a ...
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Why am unable to use HDR while using RAW format on my DSLR?

I have a Nikon D5300 with 18-55mm and 55-200mm lens. I try to click in RAW format so I can get better adjustment after the click. But while using RAW format, why I am unable to turn on HDR mode. Why ...
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Android software that shoots a range of at least +/– 5.0 EV for the bracketed set

I'm using a Galaxy S7 Edge phone and the Android app called Camera FV-5 to take bracketed exposures for HDR photography. That software takes a bracketed set of +/- 2.0 EV maximum. I found out that I ...
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Align bracketed exposure panoramas in photoshop – Repeat script...?

I have the same question as this guy: How do I align bracketed exposure panoramas in photoshop? How to align bracketed exposure panoramas in Photoshop... I've tried every trick in the book, no luck. ...
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What this guy does when shooting in bracketing mode?

In this youtube video of "How to Shoot a Basic HDR Photo" from the channel 'Triggertrap How To', at this point what is the person who's doing the lesson, doing?; he rotates the dial on the camera and ...
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Problems with HDR regarding bit depth and file type

When I merge my brackets with Lightroom it's always 8-bit and in HDR Efx Pro 2 it's also in 8- or 16-bit. When I use PS to merge brackets I can convert it to 32-bit but then I can't post-process it ...
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How to use pfstools to create OpenEXR files from command line on Linux/Mac?

I'm trying to find a way to create OpenEXR (.exr) files using pfstools from—say—three bracketed JPEG exposures. I'm familiar with enfuse and other tools. How can I create EXR files from the command ...
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Why do HDR's mess up dehazing in Lightroom?

In this HDR, when I turn up the dehazing in Lightroom, it produces adverse effects that wouldn't usually happen if I did the same adjustment to a regular raw image. If you look at the hill line, there ...
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When is it better to use HDR rather than just pulling extremes from a RAW file?

When I shoot in raw instead of jpeg, I can bring out the darks and suppress the lights very easily for pretty much every picture I shoot when I edit in Lightroom. Since HDR is meant to capture detail ...
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If, brightness → dynamic range... white balance → what?

Different things have different brightness levels. And with a normal camera, when we set more exposure to show details in the shadows, the already existing-details blow out. And vice versa — when we ...
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HDR mode disabled on Sony A55

So I recently came into possession of a used Sony Alpha55 DSLT with the stock 18-70 lens, which was actually an upgrade from my old unit. Anyways, I'm more than satisfied with it, apart from one thing:...
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Eliminating or removing halos in Aurora HDR

I'm looking to eliminate or remove halos in Aurora HDR. I have seen many tutorials on how to do this in Lightroom, Photoshop and Photomatix but nothing for Aurora HDR Pro or Aurora HDR 2017. When I ...
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Choosing Lightroom Intermediate HDR & Panorama Output Location

Just got a trial of Lightroom 6.7 to try out their HDR and Panorama features. Currently using Lightroom 5.7 which predates these two features. However, I ran into a particular problem. Lightroom ...
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Combining "long-exposure" photo stack with HDR in Photoshop and Google Nik Collection

NB: I do not own an ND filter kit. I have taken 20 photographs that I can stack using "mean" to create a long-exposure effect for the water. I have also taken 5 bracketed shots at 1 stop apart to ...
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Are three different exposures enough for a good HDR image?

I am a newbie to photography and shoot with Canon 550D ( Rebel T2i ) that can take 3 bracketed shots at a time. I want to know whether 3 shots are typically enough to capture the different lightings ...
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What's the difference between "Fake HDR" and real, bracketed exposure HDR?

As I began to brush up on my landscape photography skills I came across the polarizing (pun intended) issue of HDR photography. More specifically, I came across a well written blog post titled "...
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What exactly does DRO do, and how does it work?

My Sony Alpha 77 has a DRO mode, which is on by default and I have been using it most of the time. I understand that it aims to improve dynamic range much like HDR, without actually needing multiple ...
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Merging to HDR in Camera Raw 9.6.*

Itried shoting high dynamic range images yeterday, set up my Nikon D7000 Bracketing and went to some beautiful places.. so I shot few captures and now I have problem with merging. I watched tutorials ...
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How do I create a bracketed file for Aurora HDR software?

I have a Samsung J7 phone and the Aurora HDR software and tried to create an HDR image file with the phone. The phone has an HDR mode in the camera app. The software requires a bracketed file to do ...
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a question about HDR image [closed]

What is the effect produced called when objects move from shot to shot while shooting an HDR ? A) None of the other answers is correct B) Shadowing C) Noise D) Ghosting E) Moving
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What software would appropriate for tonemapping a 5 gigapixel image?

I've shot a 5 gigapixel 360 degree panorama, totaling around 1400 shots in a -1.3-0-+1.3 bracket, and I'm trying to stitch it and tone map it. So far I've managed to decently assembled the panorama in ...
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What is the right way to blend multiple exposure real estate images?

I have stacked 3 exposures of the same shot in Photoshop to fuse it manually, so that I can make a better HDR image of the scene. But I am not quite sure whether I am following the right method for ...
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banding photoshop auto-blend layers

I get some banding in Photoshop when I auto-blend (RAW) layers. Is there a way to overcome this? Below is a cut-out from my panorama.
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How to prevent this exposure/tonal shift when stitiching an HDR panorama in Photoshop?

I'm trying to create an HDR panorama. I have 8 photos with 3 exposures each (-1, 0, +1 EV). For each one, I used PS's merge to HDR functionality and chose 32 bit. I have 8 files A, B, ...H.psd that ...
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Can the 5DS-R take more than 5 bracketed shots spaced by 3 EVs?

The user manual (page 404) mentions a custom function that allows up to 7 shots, but is that limited to only 1 EV in between each one? Or can it do 7 shots with 3 EVs between them? That would mean a ...
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Software to Auto Align and Blend HDR

I am looking for software that can align photos which are slightly misaligned and then blend them together to produce a HDR photograph. I often find that I am faced with a shot that my camera cannot ...
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3d fantasy almost type of picture, how do they do it?

Hi I have been seeing these nice house shots where it looks like the picture is in a fantasy type of 3d. It almost looks 3d modeled as opposed to just being a picture. Can anyone tell me how it's ...
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Why isn't there an automated HDR bracketing mode?

Yes, there are cameras with built-in HDR but the operator still has to set it up properly. The cameras have plenty of brains, they could do it themselves. Put your camera on the tripod, select HDR ...
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What are the advantages of additional exposures between outer brackets of an HDR stack?

Firstly, I understand the idea behind HDR photography so I'm not looking for an explanation of HDR. What I'm interested in is the large number of exposures often used to capture a scene with high ...
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How to make a shot when light comes from outside and subject is moving (Cannot use HDR)

Please take a look at the picture below from Adrian C. Murray: Here subject is bright and light is coming from window. I cannot use HDR to take this shot as my subject is moving. What should I do to ...
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Why is my HDR image oversaturated and look negative inverse in highlight areas?

I wanted a photograph of Times Square. It was my first time using HDR. So, I took into consideration about exposure compensation for an even exposure. I set my camera with mirror lock-up, and self ...
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Why my HDR photo is so grey and muddy looking?

I am not a pro by any means, I just want to take a nice shot of my apartment for a rental listing. I am using a default setting on my camera to take 3 shots with bracketed exposure and then I assemble ...
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Would a standard luminosity (max. 200 cd) HDR TV make sense? [closed]

Answers to this question say that HDR TVs are capable of displaying a "higher bit depth", a "wider gamut". However, I see that most (all ?) HDR TVs are also capable of displaying high brightness (...
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What does it mean when a TV "supports HDR"?

I am a bit confused about how HDR (on TV) works. The way I see it, multiple images of the same frame are used to create one image which shows better details in low-light and high-light areas of the ...
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How to set a timer when using continuous bracket drive mode?

On the Sony a6000 is there any way to set a timer with the "Auto HDR" mode? (Also wondering about continuous bracket drive mode). After searching it appears this option is not available which is ...
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How do I align bracketed exposure panoramas in photoshop?

I bracketed 3 exposures for each part of a panorama, and then stitched 3 panoramas together, 1 at each exposure, using photoshop CC (probably called photomerge). I now have 3 different layers with ...
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How can I see the Merge HDR result in Lightroom CC?

I tried using the HDR option in Lightroom - However I am unable to see the Merge HDR result. Is there a method to set the HDR merge to be set to appear next to the original (tiff) photo in Lightroom ...
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How to best save a HDR series on D7000?

I tend to take several photos of different EVs for my HDR compositions but when processing them on my computer I often get confused as to which pictures relate to which HDR series. I'm wondering if ...
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Remote Control for Sony NEX 5 with bracketed images

Most remote controls that I've tried with my Sony NEX 5t only allow for a single shot shutter action. I'd like to be able to show bracketed images with a remote control. Are there options on the ...
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Is LR/Enfuse plugin for Lightroom redundant now that Lightroom has HDR merge feature?

I shoot real estate photography and recently learned about a plugin called LR/Enfuse, which is marketed as a tool to "blend multiple exposures together directly from within Lightroom" for higher ...
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Is there a lossy compressed file format for 16-bit dynamic range images?

I'd like to aggressively compress some scientific 16-bit grayscale image files, but without reducing the dynamic range. Is such a thing possible? I understand that JPEG format uses lossy, and ...
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How does Lightroom compare to Photomatix for HDR images?

Which is a stronger software solution for producing high quality HDR images: Lightroom CC or Photomatix? In terms of image quality, customization, and workflow how do these wares perform for HDR ...