Quick Tips on HDR Photography

For those who are not familiar with it, high dynamic range (HDR) photography, is a set of methods used in photography to provide higher dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of a photograph.

So, the purpose of HDR photography is to enhance the subject in order to get more detail in those lightest and darkest areas of the picture. It compensates the image by taking multiple pictures at different exposure levels and intelligently processing them together to produce a single image with both dark and bright areas, making it a bit closer to what you actually see.

Now, have you ever wanted to try it and had no idea how? Here’s a quick look, hosted by Kai, as he explains how HDR photography should be done:

HDR Tips

  • Choose a still subject or one that almost doesn’t move.
  • Make sure you have good light.
  • Choose high contrast subjects/environments or HDR will have no purpose at all.

HDR is rather controversial, as you can either benefit from it or totally ruin your photograph. It’s always about how far you can go with it without compromising the quality of your work.

On a side note, Kai used a Velbon CX-888 tripod and a Nikon D600 DSLR for this tutorial.

HDR Photography How-to

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