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Aug 08, 2008 02:29 |  #1

These were all HDR shots using 3 bracket shots for each picture.
Because of the 1D MK3's 10FPS capability, I can do it handheld, which makes it so much more fun (I probably wouldnt do it othersise).

You set the camera for # of brackets, set 10FPS speed, press and hold. The camera automatically stops when it's got all the bracket shots.

I'm continue to use this method until I get sick of the look (which may be soon).

All pictures were taken with the super sharp 24-70L at F4

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Aug 08, 2008 08:48 |  #2

Nice! I've always wanted to give that a try. I'm guessing the 40d should be able to pull it off with 6.5fps if I'm stable enough... :)


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Aug 08, 2008 11:35 |  #3

Thats handy that fps, I could never do this with the fps on my cam. They look very nice and sharp


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Aug 08, 2008 12:29 as a reply to  @ D4VE's post |  #4

very nice result....I also use handheld for most of my HDR captures....with a 30D.


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Aug 08, 2008 18:02 |  #5

I find that combining multiple images for HDR takes away some sharpness, but it's still acceptable.
I submitted these to the news station housed in that building and they were so happy they asked permission to use them for promo work.


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Aug 08, 2008 18:05 |  #6

Ah good ol' CTV...

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Aug 08, 2008 22:06 |  #7

I like the last one alot


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Aug 08, 2008 22:24 |  #8

I do lots of handheld HDR using +/- 2 stops on a Canon 20D.

Best way to maintain sharpness that I've found is to process the HDR images in Photoshop CS3 Extended (not sure if you need the extended part for this). I then save the images before any tone mapping. If I want to tone map in PhotoMatix, I save the images in TIFF format.

Doing the basic HDR photo merging in Photoshop instead of PhotoMatix produces much sharper results whether you are handheld or on a tripod.




  
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Aug 09, 2008 00:07 |  #9

drisley wrote in post #6072768 (external link)
I find that combining multiple images for HDR takes away some sharpness, but it's still acceptable.
I submitted these to the news station housed in that building and they were so happy they asked permission to use them for promo work.

that's a nice outcome.

runarut wrote in post #6074152 (external link)
I do lots of handheld HDR using +/- 2 stops on a Canon 20D.

Best way to maintain sharpness that I've found is to process the HDR images in Photoshop CS3 Extended (not sure if you need the extended part for this). I then save the images before any tone mapping. If I want to tone map in PhotoMatix, I save the images in TIFF format.

Doing the basic HDR photo merging in Photoshop instead of PhotoMatix produces much sharper results whether you are handheld or on a tripod.

yes indeed I watched a tutorial by Bill Willmore on this very topic and plan to get his DVD :)


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Aug 09, 2008 02:32 |  #10

Thanks for the posts guys.

Runarut, yes, I only use PS CS3 Extended to combine the images. The loss of sharpness comes from combining 3 images that are shot handheld. Even at 10FPS, there will be SOME movement, so the images aren't perfectly aligned (but very very close). If I used a tripod, mirror lockup, etc etc, I could get utmost sharpness when they are combined, but that's too much work :)

The images are extremely sharp individually though (and are still very acceptable after merging, but sharpness goes from 10/10 to about 8.5/10)


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