HDR _051

My second gallery is about HDR - High Dynamic Range Photography. Simply said by generating a set of 3-9 photos with different exposures and combining them on the computer, you get a picture with a very wide dynamic range - so all details are visible, no matter how dark or bright they are, while by the traditional photography some details might be hidden in a black or white background.

While HDR was still something special a few years ago, today even the iPhone supports it. Still, HDR is not HDR. An automatic HDR function might widen the dynamic range, but there are infinite ways to do that. Only when you manually decide how the end-product should look like, HDR gets art.

There are fundamentally two ways how to use HDR:
One way is to only uncover what was hidden before, but to leave the picture look natural, so that you don’t see immediately that it is HDR.
The other option is to use HDR to create surreal, painting like pictures.

I personally use both ways, but prefer the second option, as it really is some kind of art and the end result something different than a usual photo.

I’m interested about your opinion - which way do you like better, and do you use HDR?

Click here to view the gallery: HDR
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