HDR question

Started May 8, 2008 | Discussions thread
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Dolphingod
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HDR question
May 8, 2008

I had a quick question for all you HDR experts. Although I have only dabbled with HDR I have never had much success with it using CS3 -

What I don't understand is that if you are taking lets say 4 photos for an HDR composition and you are exposing for the dark foreground and bright sky etc...usually you will be blowing out the sky when exposing for the dark areas...this to me seems odd when then trying to create an HD as the photos which have blown out highlights give a really bad effect in the final HDR image?

Am I missing something...should you only be exposing for the dark bits to the extent you can without blowing the highlights?

Any help would be appreciated - it's been bugging me for ages!

Also I would appreciate if someone could show me an HDR example in photoshop which they have had some success with...or whether people think that there are better plug ins for this...

Thanks!

http://homepage.mac.com/dolphingod/tom/tom/

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