What is HDR Photography?
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography is where you take 3 images in sequence at three different exposures. You take an image at perfect exposure, low exposure and high exposure. The three different images when combined create an image which where you se more details because of the high range the images captures. Below is the Google Definition for HDR Photography:
A photographic technique used to capture a greater exposure range than a single photograph by shooting bracketed photos, and then generating and tone mapping the HDR image.
What can you do with HDR Photography?
You can do a lot with HDR. Combining the images in Photoshop using the HDR Toning tools in the image adjustments menu, can create very interesting and artistic images. You can create some very interesting images with this technique.
I have been doing HDR Photography for along time and the effects that you can get with this technique make the images even better. I have decided to publish some of my work below. I have also stated below each image how I took it.
I did not use a tripod for any of the above shots as I have a pretty steady hand. But some of the images were not in line so I used Photoshop to line them up and then crop the image but being shot at around 18mp the maximum res they were lowered to due to cropping was 13mp which is alright. I used a flash or two on some of the images like the padlock image I used two speed lights to illuminate a dark part of the image. You may also notice the gradient in the skies in the images. I got this by using a Cokin P graduated filter.
All of the above images were taken in the past month or so and are my own images so please do not use them please. If you would like to be able to use them some where I can let you use them for free if you contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love some feedback or even tips. You can leave a comment below, pop us a tweet on @Gromfrog or email me on email@example.com. If you would like us to publish some of your HDR images please do email as well as we will be publishing more over the next couple of weeks.