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Jan 13, 2019 12:35 |  #3121

UK_MARK wrote in post #18790626 (external link)
Agree with Kirk, Single shot HDR ( pseudo HDR) are never going to compete with a bracketed set. I have never understood why so many people don't bracket as once set up on a custom setting it is quick n easy.

Most modern sensors do a pretty decent job of capturing about 10EV of useful DR. Most of the time, one can get away with 2 shots spaced 2 EV apart to capture the DR of most scenes. Used to be that at least 3 images were needed, perhaps sometimes 5 or more, and the EV interval had to be small (1 EV) to get the tonal transition and color correct.

When your metering tells you that you will need more than one exposure, it it super simple to acquire the sequence, even handheld.

Also, there are more options for combining the exposures, one being using PS/ACR to generate a DNG and tone it in ACR. No more need for the traditional 5 image HDR merge to a 32bit file, etc. if an LDR is your immediate final destination. That said, there are also much more accessible and powerful 32bit tools for using a 32bit workflow until the final reduction to LDR (for compositing, 3D modeling and image-based lighting, etc).

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Jan 16, 2019 08:56 |  #3122

In the past I have bought Nik HDR Collection , TOPAZ HDR , Photomatix HDR , Machinery HDR . DPP came with my camera and I find I use it less than any of the others mentioned . However I use Topaz and Photomatix along with CS5 mostly . DPP is a little learning curve and you have to really be careful with it . Machinery HDR is basically the hardest and the most costly so I refuse to keep having the problems of updates and fees' everytime the owner decides to update it yearly . All the others have free updates but at one time Nik Collection was no longer updating but I have no idea what it does now . But out of all I prefer TOPAZ with CS5 mainly , but Photomatix is really nice too if you don't over board it and you can transfer from Photomatix to CS5 automatically in the settings .




  
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Jan 17, 2019 04:00 |  #3123

Three bracketed shots, in the end two stops apart. I tried ith one stop and the camera took two shots at the same shutter spped, tried twice, so went to two stops.

SNS-HDR from RAW with minor tweaks LR6. Pretty boring subject - just my usual walk with the dog.

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Jan 17, 2019 04:11 |  #3124

Stiga wrote in post #18789243 (external link)
I don't have LR but this tutorial (external link) might help

Thanks - I think I have done similar with other images, but the faux HDR has blown everything I think. two years until the next time this place is open to the public. I was hoping for an overcast day, of which we had had many, but got bright contrasty sunlight instead.


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Jan 17, 2019 04:12 |  #3125

UK_MARK wrote in post #18790626 (external link)
Agree with Kirk, Single shot HDR ( pseudo HDR) are never going to compete with a bracketed set. I have never understood why so many people don't bracket as once set up on a custom setting it is quick n easy.

I need to learn how to use custom settings .... for a long time bracketed, then stopped doing HDR so stopped bracketing.


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Jan 17, 2019 04:16 as a reply to  @ post 18790674 |  #3126

N.B. There are many web sites reviewing and comparing HDR softwares; treat them with suspicion, it's much better to use free trials and find out for yourself[/QUOTE]
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This goes for all software, as I have found. Luminar was promoted s a Lightroom substitute for Windows, but was barely functional when I bought it. I understand it has improved for Windows, but feel quite burned by the sell from a third party user, who I think was a MAC user and not Win. The advertising blurb was very misleading.


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Jan 17, 2019 05:49 |  #3127

roseyposey wrote in post #18793245 (external link)
Three bracketed shots, in the end two stops apart. I tried ith one stop and the camera took two shots at the same shutter spped, tried twice, so went to two stops.

SNS-HDR from RAW with minor tweaks LR6. Pretty boring subject - just my usual walk with the dog.

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I disagree, it may not be a wall-hanger but it is a pleasing, well composed image. And, becuase you used SNS, I guess the greens are very natural.


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Jan 19, 2019 20:39 |  #3128

Stiga wrote in post #18793270 (external link)
I disagree, it may not be a wall-hanger but it is a pleasing, well composed image. And, becuase you used SNS, I guess the greens are very natural.

Thank you :-)


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Jan 20, 2019 02:35 |  #3129

Haumoana late this arvo. Three shots, one stop. SNS-HDR

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Jan 22, 2019 05:48 |  #3130

Brisbane city under the Supermoon yesterday evening. Three exposures combined using HDR Efex2.

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Jan 22, 2019 08:55 as a reply to  @ S.R.M.'s post |  #3131

Looks ok however you have an odd ring around the moon which looks similar to a copy/paste effect of the moon which is common with this type shot cause of the bracketing time of the moon which is cause by the moons movement . But to solve that a good practice is to circle your object with the Lasso Tool , then right click inside the circled object and choose feather then choose 1-3 pixels , click ok , then right click in the circle and do your copy/paste technique . That way your copy section softens the edges so there is no definite edge of the copy part and when you do paste there won't be a definite edge markings .

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Jan 23, 2019 13:18 |  #3132

Aurora HDR 2019 "HDR Look 1"


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Jan 23, 2019 13:36 |  #3133

Another from Aurora. Here you can see some of the strange effects around the smaller branches on the trees/palms closer to the sun. Still came out pretty nice I think.


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Jan 25, 2019 02:58 |  #3134

Haumoana - SNS

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Jan 28, 2019 01:55 |  #3135

I always enjoy the dappled light of this tree and area where I walk my dog most days. Three shots one stop apart, handheld.

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