HDR Photography

Last modified on August 8th, 2006

So there’s this buzz amongst photographers about this new technique called HDR (high dynamic range). The basic idea is that a camera isn’t capable of capturing nearly as much dynamic range as what our eyes can capture.? With HDR, you take multiple shots of the same scene using a digital camera on a tripod, and create a new photograph using the information from all the shots. That new image contains a much larger dynamic range than would be possible using any one shot.

Here are some cool examples from flickr.

I bought a new tripod and a remote shutter release for my 20D this weekend, so I might try to do a few of these this week.

3 responses to “HDR Photography”

  1. Tom says:

    How is it done, what do you use to combine the different shots???

  2. mel says:

    wow! I’m inspired.

  3. Duane says:

    Photoshop CS2 has a Merge To HDR plugin that will do this, but my experience with it so far isn’t that great.

    Photomatix is another one. It’s not as easy to use as photoshop, but I think the results were a little nicer.

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