Tips for HDR Pictures !

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range.

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Normally, the cameras have a sensibility of 7 or 8  f-stops from totally black to totally white (DSLR).

Now, the human eye sees much more dynamic. When you have a face placed between you and the sun, you still can see the mouth, the eyes,… a cam doesn’t. A cam would show a black silhouette.

There is a way to avoid this, it’s too shoot HDR. HDR must not be Highly Destructive Retouching.

1) Compose and set the shutterspeed and the f-stop.

then…

2) set you cam on M-Mode

3) Over expose + 1 Stop and +2

4) Now go down to the reference setting and underexpose -1, -2, -3,… -6

5) Load the 8 pictures in HDR-Application like NIK HDR Pro and see the result.

6) Chose the preset you want, apply and to go to Photoshop to fix all it might need to.

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HDR have to be shot with the cam on a tripod, so you avoid the ghosting effect. And I use a remote system to take the shots.

 

More to come…

(The 2 shots were taken in San Francisco in the end of 2013)

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