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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

HDR

Not exactly film, but related to photographic theory.

There are ways to show High Dynamic Range in a digital picture.

Simply put, you take 3 (or more) digital stills with bracketing on (-2EV, 0EV and +2EV) using a tripod (if not just try not to move while shooting because Photoshop has an alignment option to cover your back).



With these 3 (or more) shots you can create a really nice still shot.

Just import these shots onto Photoshop and go to file->automate->merge to HDR...
Select Local Adaptation in HDR conversion menu.
Next, manipulate the light values by using the curves in the toning curve and histogram.

By doing this, you can achieve an incredible range that you cannot with a single image.

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