Hello and welcome! On today’s article we have 5 videos that will help you get started with HDR. For those unfamiliar with the term HDR. HDR or HDRI allows a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging methods or photographic methods.
This wide dynamic range allows HDR images to represent more accurately the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter.
According to Wikipedia:
“High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI or HDR) is a set of methods used in imaging and photography to capture a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging methods or photographic methods. HDR images can represent more accurately the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter.
HDR methods provide higher dynamic range from the imaging process. Non-HDR cameras take pictures at one exposure level with a limited contrast range. This results in the loss of detail in bright or dark areas of a picture, depending on whether the camera had a low or high exposure setting. HDR compensates for this loss of detail by taking multiple pictures at different exposure levels and intelligently stitching them together to produce a picture that is representative in both dark and bright areas.
HDR is also commonly used to refer to display of images derived from HDR imaging in a way that exaggerates contrast for artistic effect. The two main sources of HDR images arecomputer renderings and merging of multiple low-dynamic-range (LDR) or standard-dynamic-range (SDR) photographs. HDR images can also be acquired using special image sensors, like oversampled binary image sensor. Tone mapping methods, which reduce overall contrast to facilitate display of HDR images on devices with lower dynamic range, can be applied to produce images with preserved or exaggerated local contrast for artistic effect.”
In this round up will see some videos with tips on capturing HDR images with your DSLR camera, but also how to create them in Photoshop using Merge to HDR pro feature, or fake them in Photoshop using HDR toning!
So lets get started!
HDR Photography with Scott Kelby on Weekly Photo Tips
What better way to start it than with the Photoshop God himself, Scott Kelby. This week Scott gives us a great tip on HDR photography. While Scott was visiting Maine we took him on a tour of the mill complex where our studio is located as well as a drive along the coast of Maine and think we gave him just what he was looking for when it comes to HDR photography.
Secrets of Amazing HDR Photography
How to take High Dynamic Range Photos, or HDR, like the pros. This technique creates stunning photos by combining three or more pictures of the same subject, but at different exposures. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make gorgeous photos, we show you how in this HDR tutorial.
Shooting for HDR
How toI set up my camera to capture the necessary images to create HDR photographs.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 – Merge to HDR Pro
In this tutorial, A.J. covers the changes made to the Merge to HDR command from Photoshop CS4 to CS5.
Adding an HDR Toning Effect
Tim Grey demonstrates how a high dynamic range (HDR) image is normally created from multiple exposures, but using Photoshop’s HDR Toning effect lets you simulate this effect in a single image.
Hope you enjoyed this round up of videos & feel free to share your HDR tips and tricks! See you next time!