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Thursday, August 10, 2006

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography


Earls_court HDR
Originally uploaded by mattsonster.
Photos with the dynamic range of your eyes?

Cumbersome process, but Very Cool.

Some big sets.







Process for image at right (cathedral):

Depth of Beauty
Originally uploaded by UrbanTiki.
  • D200/18-200VR (VR off)/ISO100
  • On tight tripod
  • 9 exposures in Aperture mode, F/8 (the lens is sharper stopped up a bit)
  • shutter speeds: 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.8, 1.6, 3.0, 6.0, 15.0, 30.0
  • Photomatix settings
    • Luminosity: -1 (this should NEVER be above 0)
    • Strength: 90% (should be between 70-90)
    • White Clip: 0.5
    • Black Clip: 0.2
    • Smoothing & Microcontrast: High
  • A tiny bit of level correction and lens correction in PhotoShop.

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