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Introduction To HDR

A Google search today? The iPhone is his constant companion and the perfect device for spontaneous shots, he says. Like Ryan, Tadder developed his style before the advent of HDR software and prefers to work in Photoshop—sometimes using 15 to 30 ibtroduction layers. Then there are smartphones, popular with pro photographers and snap-happy amateurs alike. Skip to main content.

An Introduction to HDR Photography

View the discussion thread. For processing multiple exposures—or even single frames— some photographers work manually in Adobe Photoshop alone; others depend on one or more of a growing coterie of HDR software; still others use a little bit of both. Introxuction some day, perhaps, a single capture will reproduce the same highlight-to-shadow ratio we see with our eyes. Others offer HDR-like looks: But as HDR has become more accessible, the potential for abuse has grown exponentially.


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Advertising photographer Tim Tadder, who developed his first print in the darkroom at age 12, likens HDR to traditional printing techniques. Applying HDR techniques to his food photography lets him use the best lighting and camera angle for the overall shot while emphasizing particular flavor points and textures that would otherwise have been lost. He posts a new image every day, and his site gets overphoto views trye. He also uses extensive lighting to ensure that he starts off with as much dynamic range as possible.

A camera with auto bracketing 3 to 9 framesor you can manually adjust exposure between shots.

But the best, most subtle HDR images still take a lot of work. The Easy Route Still, many people want to skip postprocessing entirely.

A tripod to keep frames aligned.

Gear How-To Galleries Shop. Long before high-dynamic-range HDR imaging entered the lexicon, photographers such as Gustave LeGray and Ansel Adams searched for ways to create images with a wider gamut of tones to better represent what is seen rattcliff the naked eye.

Until recently, Ryan shunned HDR software, instead making manual adjustments in Photoshop for a realistic look. While photographic and lighting skills remain at intdoduction core of any image- making, digital HDR also relies heavily on post-capture work.


All too many HDR photos have exagger- ated and crunchy details as well as punchy, psychedelic colors—a far cry from the basic HDR tenet of expanding tonal range. Follow us email facebook twitter Google Plus instagram youTube pinterest rss. But the ads he produces for clients such as Bud Light, Coke, Pepsi, and the NFL often include people in motion, making it difficult, if not impossible, to bracket.

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Tadder sometimes employs a multiple-image approach using HDR software to put together a background or other components of a scene, which he composites into the final image. Multiple dhr and lots of post-processing got the HDr look.

By shooting several frames at different exposures a practice called bracketing and combining them, he could depict details in both the shadows and highlights. PhotoMatix Comes in several different versions: