Goodbye HDR

Started Apr 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
Bobbert Contributing Member • Posts: 519
Re: Goodbye HDR

I think there are 2 points to make. Sometimes a scene has a dynamic range that far exceeds that of the sensor. Multiple image HDR is the only way to capture it. If the original image has enough dymanic range then "single image HDR" gives an HDR tone mapped effect, but it is really just a gimmick.

The second point is that even in a scene that can be captured completely in one image, the use of multiple exposure HDR will give better noise results than a single image. You expose for highlights, then shadows and the combination ought to have a much smoother detailed look.

How far you push it is a matter of personal taste. sometimes I like the overcooked look, other times it is too garish, but it is up to the artist to decide what s/he wants.
Bob B

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