TAG: High Dynamic Range

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The Power of EDR (Extended Dynamic Range)

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I came up with the term EDR (Extended Dynamic Range) image after trying to push the limits of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), which are comparable to the limits we find in Adobe’s Lightroom too. Pushing the limits means trying to see how much detail can be pulled out of the shadows, and how much the…

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HDR Tone Mapping vs. Exposure Fusion (What’s the Difference and Does it Matter?)

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One of the oldest challenges in photography is to capture important details in both highlight and shadow areas. Unfortunately, film or digital cameras can only record a finite range of brightness. The introduction of High Dynamic Range (HDR) software in recent years has become a popular way of dealing with this challenge. In addition, options…

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November Photo Contest Winners
Theme: HDR Photography

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Thank you to author Harold Davis for acting as our guest judge for the November contest! The theme was “HDR Photography” sponsored by Harold’s latest book, Monochromatic HDR Photography. General Comments from Harold: Judging this contest was difficult because there were so many high-quality entries. In addition, HDR is a set of techniques—and neither a…

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November Photo Contest: HDR Photography

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The brand new contest location for the Focal Press Monthly Photography Contest is now open! Enter your image here: Focal Press Monthly Photography Contest This month we are exploring one of the latest trends in digital photography – HDR photography.   Two words that come to mind when describing HDR images are intensity and contrast….

Never Too Old to Learn Newer Technology: The Benefits of Smartphone Cameras

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Young people today tend to think of older folks like me as technologically feeble. “Can I help you swipe your card, sir?” Well, thanks for the offer, but I’m OK with technology. I confess, though, it took me a long time to switch from my comfortable old cell phone to a modern Android smartphone. I…

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Monochromatic HDR Photography:
The Goal is Magical, Not Garish

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With great power comes great responsibility. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should do it. The power of HDR is that it allows us to reproduce the entire tonal range from the lightest lights to the darkest darks in a scene. The power of monochrome is that it allows us to ignore…

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