This is what HDR is... I think :S

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by alasdairiain, May 1, 2010.

  1. alasdairiain macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2010
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    I'm not trying to be an ******, but I just have to say:

    1) If you aren't 100% certain that you know exactly what HDR is, then you probably shouldn't be writing about it.

    2) Just glancing at your HDR shots in your gallery, they look like those typical overcooked HDRs the web is so full of.

    To me, the main goal of a good HDR is to make it look like it isn't an HDR. If it is obvious even from the thumbnails, then it's no good.
  3. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    i hate HDR with a passion. Just buy a split grad and learn how they work. HDR takes no skill. A good HDR that looks like it isn't an HDR takes skill.

    And you can make an HDR out of 2 images.
  4. sweetie81 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2007
    Yes I don't like them either. The best picture for me is a picture that I don't have to edit after I shot it.

    HDR doesn't do the trick for me. If you use HDR for a bit dynamic sky for isntance that would be ok as long as it's not too obvious.
  5. TH3D4RKKN1GH7 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    Like stated above I like HDR when it isn't so overused in an image. Though I have seen some super extreme HDRs that almost make the image look like this weird sort of painting. Kinda cool, but for the most part, subtle use or yuck!
  6. thecheda macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2006
    Los Angeles

    Okay post. HDR needs to be subtle, or the image ends up looking very tacky.
  7. mtbdudex macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2007
    SE Michigan
    I gave up on HDR, well mostly.
    When I first got my T1i last fall I tried quite a few times to make a decent HDR and spent way too much time for what I ended up with.

    Possible for grand mountain shots, vista shots, etc HDR would be a useful tool, but since I'm here in SE Mich can't say.

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