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HDR Photography

Discussion in 'Photography' started by C17Guy, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    C17Guy

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    Hey guys,

    Looks like a lot of great photographers in TW and thought maybe you guys could give me some tips.

    First, I'm shooting with a Rebel XSi. Figured out how to do the auto bracketing and been practicing with that. Picked up photomatrix pro to do the hdr.

    So how do you capture a moving object? Right now I'm using the continuous shooting mode for 3 shots. Obviously you can't hold the camera in the same position while in a moving vehicle shooting a moving vehicle.

    Basically I'm curious to what kind of settings you guys are using for any of your HDR shots and any other tips you might have. Thanks!:)
     
  2. Mar 26, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    I personally haven't gone any HDR with moving objects. In my mind, I think it is almost impossible.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    You would have to photoshop the effect if you were shooting a moving object and wanted the HDR effect. The thing about HDR is taking 3 different pictures at different exposures and combining them. This would work on the moving object because the background wouldn't line up when merging the images.

    at least thats my take on it...
     
  4. Mar 26, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    You can actually use one picture in raw format and just adjust the exposure one 3 different copies of the picture. It just takes a little more time and might not look as good
     
  5. Mar 26, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    I'm curiuos to how your getting your shots so rich in color and vivid? Are you doing a lot of editing afterwards? If so what kind?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I just wanna maximize the photos I will be taking.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    just some of my work

    Alaska Cruise Ship HDR.jpg
    Bothell Landing Bridge EV 4_0_-4.jpg
     
  7. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    you can't do a true HDR with a moving object

    The idea is to capture a dynamic range over a series of photos that neither the sensor nor your eye could capture at once.

    I haven't worked with them enough to get a good one down yet, but here's one I made with three different exposures taken in a 4 stop gap.

    hdr2.jpg
     
  8. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    You can mess with the saturation in Photomatix Pro itself. I only mess with the colors when there isn't enough. For instance, the image was taken during an overcast or in a shadow. You get the best colors when you get plenty of light on it.

    Here's my latest:

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  12. Apr 6, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    Those are sweet pics and I need to learn more. I spent over $1000 on a camera that I have only used in the auto setting.
     
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    I took photos with it at the last one and you can't even tell they came from a good camera. I'll have it with me.
     
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