HDR High Dynamic Range photos

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  1. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    HDR photos are at least three photos of the shot combined together by special programming to get the most information out of each photo. One photo is overexposed by 1 or more steps to get the most info out of the shaded areas, one at normal exposure and one at 1 or more steps underexposed to info out of the highlights. This is done with the camera on a tripod and exposure bracketing.

    Here are the shots I used.
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    After processing and a little creative tweaking this is what I came up with.
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  3. Dingo

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    Very gorgeous.
    Gary Parr has used this technique, or else a similar one, to make amazing photos with great depth for capturing lps
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Beautiful.

    It looks like day lighting at dark if that makes sense.

    The way the mountain side is highlighted and the blue and pinkish lighting to the buildings makes it glow.
     
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  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes it should work very well on aquariums.
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Wow I love it. What kind of camera John?
     
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  7. Travis45

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    That is awesome John!!!
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Cheryl that is kind of what happens. I took the shots about 15 to 30 minutes after the sun dropped behind the mountains.

    Thanks Matt, I have Canon T3i, this can be done with any camera that uploads the shots to your PC. It seems to works best with RAW format file.

    Thanks Travis.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Here are a couple taken of my tanks.

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    Has anyone done HDR in/of their aquarium? I'm having a hard time compensating for the atinics/UV.
     
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  12. Travis45

    Travis45 Scooter Blennie

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    Wow those look great! I want an HDR shot of my tank. :cry: