HDR Imaging…

March 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Lately i have been playing around with an area of digital photography that i have not looked into much, and that is HDR Images, the idea is to create a high definition image (HDR=High Definition Rendering) by combining different exposures of the same image, there is many ways to do this, and lots of different programmes for Mac and PC to help you get the look you want for your HDR images, the software i tend to prefer to use is Photomatix Pro http://www.hdrsoft.com/ theres a free trial version on the website. Photomatix is great for creating  HDR images exactly how you want them, whether you want to preserve realism in your images or go full out to create a strong look of HDR in your images, photoshop does offer a HDR option in FILE > AUTOMATE > MERGE HDR, i found this option kind of lacking though, i preferred the massive options offered by Photomatix Pro.

HDR photography isn’t for everyone, and there has been lots of negativity directed to this particular form of post processing, but i think it can yield nice results for some otherwise boring images that you would discard, so i think everyone should at least play around with this technique and learn to use it properly, heres some HDR Images that i have created 🙂

Kitchen at Staveleigh Clinic, Stalybridge, Image © Arron Hansford

Kitchen at Staveleigh Clinic, Stalybridge, Image © Arron Hansford

Destroyed caravan, Antwerp Mansion, Manchester, Image © Arron Hansford

Destroyed caravan, Antwerp Mansion, Manchester, Image © Arron Hansford

Heyrod Powerplant, Heyrod, image © Arron Hansford

Heyrod Powerplant, Heyrod, image © Arron Hansford

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